The pieces that generate the Collection of Public Sculpture are both large and small, some designed to weather the elements and others for display indoors. Illinois sculptor Ed McCullough’s “fascination with space, time and form” is palpable in his striking Orphic Dream #9, which was purchased in 1989 and installed outside of the Fine Arts Center. The piece is one of 13 works that compose the Collection of Public Sculpture.
Another piece in the collection is the work Civilization by Iraqi artist and former Elon visiting professor Ahmed Fadaam. Civilization, which stands outside of Arts West, was created by Fadaam during his last year at Elon and is a powerful commentary about global inequity and injustice faced by women around the world.