Sculptor and SCAD Professor Andrew Scott will discuss his large scale sculptural installation which will be on view in the Eckburg Atrium of the Jepson Center through November.
The digitally-designed and laser cut sculpture makes reference to the American folk song “Follow the Drinkin’ Gourd.” Legend has it the song may have been used by conductors of the Underground Railroad to guide runaway slaves to freedom in the North. Scott’s work is composed of two elements suspended from the ceiling in the Jepson Center’s Eckburg Atrium. A large gourd form represents Ursula Major, the Big Dipper. The dipper points to the North Star, Polaris, shown as part of a series of globe forms representing the Little Dipper. In the lecture, Scott will discuss other his recent international public sculpture projects. The lecture is free to members or with museum admission.