Sustainable Sculpture Underway on UMF Campus

christopher fennell and a model of his sculpture

Sculptor Christopher Fennell, nationally recognized for his one-of-a-kind works of art created from recycled materials, is creating his first Maine sculpture at the entrance to the Education Center on the University of Maine at Farmington campus. Designed in keeping with UMF’s vision for the environmentally sustainable building, the structure will stand approximately 24 feet tall and will be constructed from steel and 1,000 recycled lawn mower blades. According to the Sun Journal, Fennell wanted to make a statement of how the repurposed blades could be used to create a thing of beauty. Fennell’s naturalistic sculpture, entitled “Lawnmower Leaves,” was commissioned in accordance with Maine’s percent for Art Act and is expected to be completed sometime this fall. (Sun Journal photo)

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