Champlain College Finney Quad
2014, stainless steel
Located in the green space within the College's new Res-Tri residential community on the corner of Maple and South Willard Streets, now officially renamed "Finney Quad," the selection committee focused on a sculpture that would reflect Finney's passion for education, his drive for communication with students, faculty and staff, his elegance, personal character and his forward thinking, Dagan noted.
The 10-foot tall, stainless steel sculpture expresses the artist's idea of critical thinking made possible by dialogue, discussion and discourse with an underlying concept of boldness in education. Curtis achieved this by creating two abstract figures engaged in some sort of interaction or conversation, vague enough to invite interpretation, but explicit enough to be decodable by viewers.