Opening the Secret

Boulders with exposed bronze rod stubs"Opening the Secret," by artist Li Xiu Qin, is a rock sculpture created from volcanic basalt native to the Pacific Northwest region. Large stones are arranged to resemble huge books and split open to reveal secret messages in American and Chinese Braille portrayed through concave openings and bronze rods. The sculpture was formally dedicated on July 14, 1999 and is located behind the campus library.

"The process of translating these touchable messages becomes a bridge uniting visual and sight-impaired people," said Xiu Qin.