Interdisciplinary Dinosaur 14 August 2013
Undiscovered Dinosaur Skeleton by Blaise Freeman’s ’05 on display in the Allen Memorial Art Building in spring 2005. The sculpture stood 15 feet high and 40 feet long, and was hung from the Allen’s ceiling with fishing wire. Freeman, a sociology major with an art minor, used newspaper, wire, burlap, and clay, and studied paleontology, functional anatomy, and abstraction to design his own life-sized reptile.
Freeman’s choice of art as a minor was possible in part because Oberlin’s art department has created programs of major study that are deeply integrated with the overall liberal arts education. Students have many opportunities to showcase their work in intimate and large-scale art galleries throughout the campus.
Photograph by Cary Foster