OOS Sculpture

Gift, The

Date Unknown / Dale Slavin / Elyria

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The gift is composed of three main figures supporting a cubic-shaped load. This trinity of people carries wonderful gifts - knowledge and wisdom - on their shoulders and backs. Each person pushes forward in one direction, supporting the gift, ignoring the desire to quit, ignoring the pain. Three working as one to achieve a common goal. If one leaves, attaining the gifts of knowledge and wisdom becomes impossible. The trinity of figures, representitive of faculty, the student body and a soon-to-be mother symbolize the struggle of learning and the birth of knowledge.

Location: Plaza in front of South entrance of C. Paul Stocker Building, 1005 N. Abbe Rd.

County

: Lorain

Citation

: Dale Slavin, “Gift, The,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed November 30, 2020, http://oos.sculpturecenter.org/index.php/items/show/1126.

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Gift, The

Description

The gift is composed of three main figures supporting a cubic-shaped load. This trinity of people carries wonderful gifts - knowledge and wisdom - on their shoulders and backs. Each person pushes forward in one direction, supporting the gift, ignoring the desire to quit, ignoring the pain. Three working as one to achieve a common goal. If one leaves, attaining the gifts of knowledge and wisdom becomes impossible. The trinity of figures, representitive of faculty, the student body and a soon-to-be mother symbolize the struggle of learning and the birth of knowledge.

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Location Site

Plaza in front of South entrance of C. Paul Stocker Building

Location Street

1005 N. Abbe Rd.