Penn State and President Barron want everyone in the University community to feel welcome and valued, no matter their background or beliefs. It's a university-wide commitment to diversity and inclusion. To help reinforce this message, President Barron has asked that a sculptural representation be installed on campus, preferably near Old Main. A call for artists/request for proposals (RFP) was published with the fundamental challenge to: "Represent Penn State's aspirational principles of diversity and inclusion in a permanent interpretive work without reinforcing stereotypes or excluding any underrepresented constituency." It's no easy task for sure.
As you can gather from these drawings, I had an idea that I wanted to share. I think it's best explained through the slideshow below. Wish me luck...