A metal bench, set in permanent concrete footings, encompasses a section of metal foliage that appears to grow out of the middle of the bench. This piece was created by Wayne Chabre as part of the one percent for public art program. The bench is located on the northwest patio of Sequoia Commons.
Four bird sculptures attached to the side of Todd Hall, flying up.
The accompanying plaque reads, ""Ascent pays homage to learning and the wondrous awakening that is the result of an opened mind. The University is a nest, a safe place to discover, to question, to think for oneself, developing independence and finally soaring. The birds are a metaphor for personal growth and transformation. The individual elements are placed in the dynamic motion of flight to pull the eye upward, finally to the sky, suggesting endless possibility.""
Clear matte anodized aluminum with orbital finish.
Oregon Percent for Art.
Located on the outside of Todd Hall.
Nine-foot tall aluminum statue.
This sculpture was donated by Dr. Anton Postl (WOU Professor Emeritus), the Western Foundation, the Monmouth-Independence Community Arts Association, and the Oregon Arts Commission. It is located in the garden along the east side of the Natural Science building.
Large off-kilter round circle sculpture.
This sculpture is located on the west lawn of the Academic Programs and Support Center building. It was created by Charles W. Smith, who was a graduate of University of Washington and taught in their art department in the 1950s. This piece is part of the Oregon College of Education Collection, and its funding is from the Oregon's Percent for Art in Public Places program where one percent of the construction's budget goes towards creating art for the building.