Gold Rush Comes to Dimond

Posted April 25, 2016

A new student art installation is on display in Dimond Library. Just walk in the main entrance and look up - you'll see what the buzz is about.

Gold Rush
Steel, casted foam, paint, nail lacquer, fishing line
Artists: Maria Tiano, Kelsey Fleet, Shannon Robertson, and Melanie Allen

This installation for Paul College is a conceptual exploration of individuals working together towards a common objective, while at the same time steadily aiming for “the top” in their personal ambitions – in this case, a bustling hive of bees as a business or economy. The bees are painted gold to indicate both commodity in the fiscal sense, as well as the fact of actual bees rapidly becoming a commodity in the face of the environmental crisis.

This sculpture was made in Sachiko Akiyama’s installation class and was originally on display in Paul College.