For the final project in her "Sculpture: Materials and Technique" class, Cities major Andrea Parra ’13 transformed a section of Erdman Hall last week into the setting for a string sculpture meant to "reignite the space by playing with Khan's linear forms and geometric shapes." (Louis Khan designed Erdman Hall.)
In addition to her sculpture course, which was taught at Haverford by Associate Professor Markus Baenziger, Parra also took a mural arts class at the University of Pennsylvania that was co-taught by City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program Executive Director Jane Golden and muralist Shira Walinsky.
"Jane's class sparked my interest in creating a public piece in Erdman, but my sculpture class allowed me to make it happen," says Parra. "Erdman is one of the most open indoor spaces on campus, but many students complain that Khan's architecture is gloomy. Having lived in Erdman for two years I wanted to bring a positive interest to the space.
"Having the opportunity to take interesting classes at Penn and in the Tri-Co really expanded my learning experience and let me bring something back to Bryn Mawr," Parra adds.