Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Welcoming Fall

Signs of the autumn season are dotting the campus this week. Tree tops are starting to turn, and splashes of red, orange and gold greet students as they look out their windows each morning.
This pine tree near Coy Pond is featured in Makoto Fujimura’s painting Golden Pines, which hangs in the Ken Olsen Science Center on Gordon’s campus. Fujimara is an internationally acclaimed artist with a strong connection to Gordon. His painting is a prime example of how art and science look out on the same world of wonders but produce complementary ways of interpreting and expressing it. The image is a response to the view on campus where two pine trees may be seen on the gentle slope downward toward Coy Pond, bathed in a golden light. Click here to see the full painting and its description.

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