Arcadian Art

On a drizzly Friday in mid-October, the Arcadians spent a few hours building environmental sculptures out of found materials. As part of their Creative Expressions of Nature course, taught by English professor Mark Sturges, this assignment invites students to adopt the style and methodology of environmental artist Andy Goldsworthy and create a visually appealing and philosophically meaningful sculpture, the design of which grows organically from the landscape of Massawepie and the outdoor experience of the semester. Many of the students constructed their sculptures as commentaries on human-nature relationships and connected their works to moving personal stories. You can view these Arcadian artworks in the photos below.