Description of Artworks

Bloom

Maureen Crowe, “Bloom”, acrylic on paper, 40” x 50”; installed in 1994 in Stark Hall. Crowe’s piece was inspired by the natural world and its mysterious qualities. It was purchased for $1,750, and it is located on the second floor of Stark Hall. 

Winona Trinity

David Hall, “Winona Trinity”, fiberglass, wood, copper and bronze sculptures; installed in 1995 in the Science Laboratory Center. The five sculptures (a turtle, a bird, a plough, a boat and a dragonfly) were inspired by three things common to Winona: boats, farm equipment and wildlife. The work was commissioned  for $31,400, and it is located in the Science Laboratory Center’s stairway, leading out to Watkins Hall.

The River and the Prairie

Anne Lamborn, “The River and the Prairie”, diptych weaving, 5' x 24' each panel; installed in 2000 in the Darrel W. Krueger Library. Water, currents and flow are repeating themes in Lamborn’s work. The piece was purchased for $18,417, and it is located on the northern wall of the Darrel W. Krueger Library’s second floor.

Keri Pickett Photos

Keri Pickett, “Seven Kilo Baby”, “Three Women and Three Babies”, “Two Women Laughing”, black and white photographs, 16” x 20” each, in the frame; installed in 1994 in Stark Hall. The photos were taken in west Senegal and record the daily lives of ordinary people. The photos were commissioned for $900, and they are located on the third floor of Stark Hall in the lounge at the top of the stairwell.

The Lost City

Lance Kiland, “The Lost City”, oil and wax on canvas, 54” x 71”; installed in 2000 in the Darrel W. Krueger Library. Photographs that Kiland’s parents took while on a trip to Italy in the 1960’s inspired the painting. The piece was purchased for $5,400, and it is located on the first floor of the Darrel W. Krueger Library.

Tangled Line

Brian Frink, “Tangled Line”, encaustic on canvas; installed in 1994 in Stark Hall. Encaustic is a technique of mixing paint and pigment with hot wax. Frink used this technique to apply, scrape off and reapply layers of color to achieve varying textures and colors. The subject of the work includes day-to-day, personal imagery, including plants, string and references to nature. The piece was purchased for $3,000, and it is currently located on the second floor of Stark Hall.

Stardust

Lawrence Kirkland, “Stardust”, metal inlay and stone; installed in 2005 in the Science Laboratory Center. The microscopic world of the sciences and the natural environment surrounding WSU inspired Kirkland’s “Stardust”. The piece was commissioned for $184,000, and it is located in the atrium of the Science Laboratory Center.

Search

Rebecca Crowell, “Search”, oil on two canvas panels, 36” x 72”; installed in 2000 in the Darrel W. Krueger Library. “Search” was inspired by Crowell’s surroundings at the time: the western Wisconsin landscapes. The piece was purchased for $1,800, and it is located on the south wall of the Darrel W. Krueger Library’s first floor by the newspaper archives.

Ride On

Alexander Tylevich, “Ride On”, glass, 3-D formed dichroic material steel, LED elements and terrazzo, 50’; installed in 2010 in the Integrated Wellness Complex. The design allows for thought and interpretation; it could be interpreted as water waves, like on the Winona lakes or the Mississippi, or as brain waves, such as in academic thought. It is located in the entryway of the Integrated Wellness Complex, facing the treadmills.

Reflections on the Land that Contains Us

Barbara Bradley, “Reflections on the Land that Contains Us”, steel and neon lights, 4’ X 5’ X 9”; installed in 1994 in Stark Hall. The uniqueness of the movement and beauty of the land was the inspiration behind Bradley’s piece. The piece was commissioned for $11,375, and it is now located outside of the Stark auditorium.

Lake Pepin Series

Perry Ingli, “Lake Pepin Series: March 1st, 1992”, 10” x 20”; installed in 1994 in Stark Hall. In the drawing, Ingli captures the fresh stillness of frozen Lake Pepin in winter. The piece was drawn on site under the watch of Ingli’s mentor for the project, who kept him company while he worked. The piece was commissioned for $750.

Green Molecule

Brian Frink, “Green Molecule", encaustic on paper; installed in 2000 in the Darrel W. Krueger Library. Encaustic is a technique of mixing paint and pigment with hot wax. Frink’s painting focuses on change in technology and science: The green molecule suggests growth in science, technology and nature. The piece was purchased for $2,200, and it is located on the back wall of the Darrel W. Krueger Library’s first floor.

Great River

Caroyln Braaksma & Brad Kaspari, “Great River”, cast metal and stone, 30’ in diameter; installed in 2000 in the Darrell W. Krueger Library. Winona’s location on the Mississippi River and the geography of the surrounding area play a key part in the design of “Great River”. It was commissioned for $50,000, and it is located on the entrance floor to the Darrell W. Krueger Library.

Flyway

Robert Gehrke, “Flyway”, steel, 15’ 3” x 33” x 1 ¼”; installed in 1994 outside of Stark Hall. The sculpture depicts silhouettes of birds seen in the Winona area during migratory times of the year. The piece was commissioned for $16,000, and it is located outside of Stark Hall. 

Earth's Eye

Rebecca Crowell, “Earth’s Eye”, oil on paper, 26” x 21”; installed in 2000 in the Darrell W. Krueger Library. The abstract work seems to reflect frozen water. The piece was purchased for $700, and it is located around the corner from the entrance of the library, next to the stairs. 

Continuum

Teresa Cox, “Continuum”, glass, metal and stones; installed in 2008 in Maxwell Hall. The design for Maxwell Hall’s lobby floor was inspired by ideas of seeking, learning, community and discovery.

Cartographer's Dream

Gregg Chadwick, “Cartographer’s Dream”, 96” x 72”; installed in 2000 in the Darrell W. Krueger Library. Chadwick paints narrative scenes caught somewhere between the momentary present and the fleeting past. The piece was commissioned for $11,000, and it is located in the second floor reading room of the Darrel W. Krueger Library.

Blue Beach

Ruth Brophy, “Blue Beach”, oil-based ink on paper, 27” X 35”; installed in 1994 in Stark Hall. Inspired by visits to Hawaii and the coastlines of northern California, Brophy’s piece is concerned with the dreamland and ideas of the earthly paradise. The piece was purchased for $830, and it is located on the third floor of Stark Hall near the terrace.