Golden Section

Symmetrical pillar with gold glass top and granite bottom.The sculpture "Golden Section," by artist Michael Davis, is based on the classical geometric proportion of order and design of the same name. This proportion can be seen throughout nature as well as in the designs of many architects and artists. In this sculpture, the golden section was used as a footprint for the plaza, which includes an etched marble labyrinth, spiral arcs, and a tower sundial.

Davis states that the plaza "symbolizes the cross referencing of disciplines integral to the foundation of liberal arts institution" and "reiterates the function of the campus where the convergence of people and ideas representing different disciplines create a dialog of intellectual discovery."