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Duluth Trilogy

Lake Superior College

Duluth, Minnesota

1997

Description

This trilogy of sculptures in the entry plaza to Lake Superior College outlines a material and cultural history of the great port city of Duluth. A viewing platform comprised of a heavy wooden grid and a glacial boulder frames a view of Lake Superior, thus creating a greater sense of place in the plaza through this borrowed landscape. In collaboration with a Duluth boat builder, a sculptural bench was constructed based on the design of the hull of a Mackinaw fishing scallop, commonly used on Lake Superior.

Information

INFORMATION

Location
Lake Superior College, Duluth, MN

Date
1997

Medium
Granite, Core Ten Steel, Plantation Mahogany, and Quaking Aspen

Commissioned by
Minnesota Percent for Art in Public Places, Minnesota State Arts Board

Architect
Leonard Parker Associates, Architects, Minneapolis, MN

Engineer
Stroh Engineering, Minneapolis, MN

Subcontractors
Cold Spring Granite Co., Cold Spring, MN
Larry Ronning and Jeff Kern, Duluth, MN

Client Reference
Regina Flanagan, Minnesota Percent for Art in Public Places