New abstract sculpture installed at UNF

Camille Shaw

“Grounded Three” by Erica Mendoza, senior fine arts major with a concentration in sculpture.
Photo by Camille Shaw

A new sculpture by Erica Mendoza, a senior majoring in fine arts with a concentration in sculpture, was installed between Buildings 14 and 15 today. UNF commissioned a $1,000 grant to Mendoza for the installment of the piece.

The sculpture, entitled “Grounded Three,” is made from sheet steel and is based on a series she has been working on, inspired by abstract flightless birds.

Mendoza originally proposed a two-toned pink color for her artwork but that idea was rejected by UNF Campus Committee on Public Art. Mendoza said the final chosen yellow color “appeals to the sky and idea of flight.”

The sculpture was installed near the proposed relocation for the sculpture program, which will be located in the Physical Facilities building.

Mendoza expressed her gratitude for the opportunity, thanking UNF for “letting us do what we love.”

Gallery photos by Camille Shaw

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