Construction, dedication of 'Rock Rings' sculpture

Western Today staff
  • The site for Nancy Holt's "Stone Enclosure: Rock Rings" sits ready for construction to begin at Western Washington University. Courtesy photo
    The site for Nancy Holt's "Stone Enclosure: Rock Rings" sits ready for construction to begin at Western Washington University. Courtesy photo
  • Nancy Holt speaks at the 1978 dedication ceremony for "Stone Enclosure: Rock Rings" at Western Washington University. Courtesy photo
    Nancy Holt speaks at the 1978 dedication ceremony for "Stone Enclosure: Rock Rings" at Western Washington University. Courtesy photo
  • At the sculpture's dedication ceremony, Holt speaks with Larry Hanson, then the head of sculpture in the WWU Art Department. Hanson was instrumental in bringing Holt and her work to campus, says Sarah Clark-Langager, current director of the Western Galler
    At the sculpture's dedication ceremony, Holt speaks with Larry Hanson, then the head of sculpture in the WWU Art Department. Hanson was instrumental in bringing Holt and her work to campus, says Sarah Clark-Langager, current director of the Western Galler
  • Nancy Holt's "Stone Enclosure: Rock Rings" sculpture is constructed in the field south of the Environmental Studies building on the Western Washington University campus in 1978. Courtesy photo
    Nancy Holt's "Stone Enclosure: Rock Rings" sculpture is constructed in the field south of the Environmental Studies building on the Western Washington University campus in 1978. Courtesy photo
  • Nancy Holt's "Stone Enclosure: Rock Rings" sculpture is constructed in the field south of the Environmental Studies building on the Western Washington University campus in 1978. Courtesy photo
    Nancy Holt's "Stone Enclosure: Rock Rings" sculpture is constructed in the field south of the Environmental Studies building on the Western Washington University campus in 1978. Courtesy photo
  • Nancy Holt's "Stone Enclosure: Rock Rings" sculpture is constructed in the field south of the Environmental Studies building on the Western Washington University campus in 1978. Courtesy photo
    Nancy Holt's "Stone Enclosure: Rock Rings" sculpture is constructed in the field south of the Environmental Studies building on the Western Washington University campus in 1978. Courtesy photo
  • Nancy Holt speaks with then-WWU President Paul Olscamp at the 1978 dedication ceremony for "Stone Enclosure: Rock Rings" at Western Washington University. Courtesy photo
    Nancy Holt speaks with then-WWU President Paul Olscamp at the 1978 dedication ceremony for "Stone Enclosure: Rock Rings" at Western Washington University. Courtesy photo

Nancy Holt, the celebrated artist who created the "Stone Enclosure: Rock Rings" sculpture on the south end of the Western Washington University campus, has passed away.

A few years ago, working on a book with Sarah Clark-Langager, director of the Western Gallery, she sent a few photos of the construction and dedication of the sculpture. Enjoy!

 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 10:51am

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