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Maker(s):Trakas, George
Culture:American b. Canada (b. 1944)
Title:Isle of View
Date Made:1981-1985
Type:Sculpture
Materials:Pond, island, steel, stone, wood, trees, grass
Place Made:Amherst; Massachusetts; United States
Measurements:overall: 24ft x 64ft x 156ft; 7.3152m x 19.5072m x 47.5488m
Accession Number:  UM 1985.27
Credit Line:Initial funding 1981 from The National Endowment for the Arts, The Alumni Association, and private gifts and grants. Restoration funds, 2007, from The National Endowment for the Arts, The Fine Arts Center, and The Class of 2007.
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Description:
Site-specific installation and environment created around an existing island in the campus pond. Built elements include retaining walls, trees, benchs, stone paths, decks, and bridges.

Tags:
public spaces; built environments; installations

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