It’s all (slowly) falling into place. . .

Greetings from the Lot team!

After a few weeks of throwing around different ideas for the lot, we had narrowed our choices to these three contenders:

1)building a permanent bbq pit

2)Creating a sculpture garden

3) creating a place for students to go between classes

After much consideration and deliberation we have decided that the idea which would most benefit the university and the Green Corridor course would be to have a sculpture garden on main campus.

Taking into consideration some of the amazing past works which have been created with some amazing artists and the students of the Green Corridor, we feel it was unfortunate that once the pieces were removed from Huron Church, they were removed from public viewing entirely.

If the University were to have a sculpture garden on their main campus then we would have a place to show off not only these works, but the works of our students and other local artists.

Since the Lebel building is located apart from the rest of main campus many students are completely unaware of what happens here. Having these works on display will help promote Green Corridor and will bring a wider variety of students to the course.

Photo Credit International Metropolis.com

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Breaking Down the Ear

So how does one “break down” an ear? Well, take the twigs and sticks out of it of course! The Urban Agriculture group devoted about six hours to taking apart the Ear Sculpture donated by local artist Robert Wiens for last year’s Open Corridor Festival. Over the course of the year, the stick-made ear became home to bugs and critters of all sizes and was falling apart, due to the passage of time and the weather’s effects on it.

Taking it down was time consuming, as it had been secured in place with expensive tubing, wires and nails. The dumpster was filled to the top, and was in fact overflowing at the conclusion of the night. It took about 6-10 people, to take the sculpture down and free up the space around the building where it was located. The area is free again for perhaps another project in the future, but as for the ear, its only existence is in the minds of those that saw it, or the tiny twigs left scattered on the ground.

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