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Solar Totem 

Sculptor/Creator -Don Drumm
Date -1967
Location- Taylor Hall
Medium -  Corten steel

Solar Totem
Background - 
Don Drumm, a fine arts graduate of Kent State University and a well known Akron-based sculptor, created the abstract piece of Corten steel.  It was done in 1967, the year Taylor Hall was dedicated.  The building at the time housed the Schools of Architecture and Journalism.  After May 4th, it inadvertently became another point of contention:  a bullet penetrated the metal, leaving a hole.  The puncture in the steel is visible.  Often candles and chalk writings are temporarily integrated into the sculpture's planar configuration.  Located in front of Taylor Hall, it is a part of the National Register of Historic Landmark; it generates interest and discussion by visitors to the site.
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