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Eye to Eye

Sculptor/Creator –  Barry Gunderson 
Date – August 2010
Medium – Aluminum
Location – Kent Hall

Eye to Eye
Background –
The sculpture, installed in 2010, consists of two large welded aluminum heads facing each other with thought bubbles stemming from their heads.  The sculptor, Barry Gunderson, a Professor of Art at Kenyon College, said he was inspired by what psychologists do. He also said the arrangement of the two heads is supposed to raise the question:  “Who is the analyst and who is the subject?”  He explained further: “Every public art piece I do, I try to find some relation to the site so it’s not just being plopped into place,” Gunderson said in this case, psychology, “where researchers are exploring what goes on in individuals’ minds,” was his influence.  He added, “the subject is also trying to figure out what is going on in the researcher’s mind.”  “Eye to Eye” is located on the university’s Esplanade Path Sculpture Walk.
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