November 2014

Public art now on display in McIntyre House

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McIntyre House now houses two major pieces of public art by renowned sculptor Lorenzo Quinn, son of the late international film star Anthony. 

Quinn has exhibited globally from London to Doha and from Venice to St. Petersburg. The pieces were selected for the new campus by the University Corporation because they are rich in symbolism that generates ideas in the beholder. 

The first piece is entitled ‘Leap of Faith’ and is situated on the ground floor foyer behind reception. A second piece, ‘Gravity’, is on the first floor within the Edward Pargeter Suite. 

Quinn on Leap of Faith: “The past is set in stone, the present is carving itself in wood and the future is an empty goblet to fill with dreams. We live in a fast-moving world where we rarely take time to relish all that life offers.  We often freeze in the face of difficulties, lacking the will or drive to move forward. But those very difficulties are time for blind faith in our own capabilities, to pluck up courage, make the leap, in the hope of landing on the firm ground of dreams fulfilled. 

“Leap of Faith is a sculpture that prompts reflection on the need to be positive, even in the darkest moments, because there is always hope.” 

Quinn on Gravity: “It is essential to find a balance in life. Many times that balance is achieved with the help of the people who surround us and hold us firmly to the ground and without whom we would float into perdition.”

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