Saturday, April 14, 2012

My World: Rice University Public Art



Rice University is celebrating it's centennial this year.
Several sculptures have been added to the campus.
Today I'm sharing one of my favorites.


The Owl is the mascot for Rice.


Alumni Baseball Game


Here I am with Sammy.



Bronze Barn Owl


The newest Sammy on campus is this magnificent Bronze Barn Owl
by sculptor Geoffrey Dashwood.

Ralph and Becky O'Connor, longtime Rice supporters, donated the sculpture to Rice.
The owl has been placed in a grove of oak trees just east of Rice Memorial Center,
where it's surrounded by a patch of impatiens, a bed of Asian jasmine
and a circle of low limestone benches.




Bronze Owl Mosaic


This peaceful space, a blend of art and nature,
has been dedicated as the Milus E. Hindman Garden.



Bronze Barn Owl

Rice is a beautiful university to visit, linger, sit under the magnificent oaks.
Education and beauty all in one place.
Be sure to bring your camera! 




Wishing you WELL and much JOY!


29 comments:

Janet said...

You look so cute with Sammy! And the bronze owl is beautiful. It has such a wise look...very calming and peaceful.

edenhills said...

Those sculptures are beautiful! I love the picture with you and Sammy too. :-) What fun!

Buttercup said...

Sammy is beautiful and you look great by his side.

Cezar and Léia said...

I love your picture with Sammy! :)
So adorable sculpture, your pictures are great!
Léia

eileeninmd said...

I love owls and this barn owl statue is just a gorgeous statue. Great shot of you and Sammy the owl, a keeper for sure.

Vee said...

That is a wonderful sculpture so graceful and the owl certainly does look knowing, doesn't he?!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Snap! It's nice to see you!

I love the owl sculpture..it is very sleek and modern in design.

Lavender Cottage said...

A stunning sculpture Snap. Nice photo of you and Sammy too!
Judith

black eyed susans kitchen said...

It is good to see you. I really like that sculpture...it appeals to my modern side. Hope you have a great week!

Lorrie said...

Nice to see a photo of you, Snap! Looks like a fun day.

The owl statue is so smooth-looking, I'd love to touch it.

Mary said...

Hi Snap~ Sammy looks sleek and oh so wise :)

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

A gorgeous sculpture. I love the smoothness and colour of it. V

Sherry said...

Very Nice! I love to visit colleges.
Sherry

Sharon said...

Well you look so cute with Sammy! The owl is magnificent. We have one that lives in our woods. I sat and starred at him one day. He won. They are so peaceful. One wonders what is going on in their mind.

nonizamboni said...

What fun! And what a beautiful owl sculpture. Thanks for sharing this post on a grey Monday here in MN.

Riet said...

What a lovely picture and I love the bronze owl

Gary said...

Beautiful sculpture!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Carver said...

Fun shot of you and Sammy. The bronze owl is great.

Ebie said...

Hi Snap, my first to see in photo! Very pretty picture.

I think Sammy is cute, but a little bit shy!

NatureFootstep said...

lol. It seems like you got yourself a new friend. :)

Al said...

It does look like a beautiful campus, nice shots.

Teacup-In-The-Garden said...

How cute Sammy is...
Have a wonderful week,
Markus

PrairieJill said...

Great mosaic!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

I adore Owls and so this share is really fun!

Walk in New York said...

superbe la premiere photo ;) et la chouette est tres belle

Publicity ;o) Every Friday (and the Weekend), The Challenge "Walk In The Street Photography"

Tes said...

Aww..we missed this. We love to hang out in Rice -cool and pleasant! My girls love the huge trees.. also they enjoy feeding the squirrels. Lovely photo with Sammy, Snap -beautiful smile! :)

Pondside said...

What a cute photo of the two of you! I think that an owl is a great mascot for a university.

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Oh I had friends that graduated from Rice, of course my memories are about the "Mob" band at the football games...we will have to stop on campus one day and see this

bj said...

awww, I love this !