Courtesy: Utah Public Art Program
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Escher's Elevator

Cedar City, Utah

Jack Archibald (

Southern Utah University Teacher Education, 351 West Center, Cedar City, Utah, 84720
Date:  2008
Placement:  universities and colleges
Artwork Type:  windows
Material:  stained glass (material), lead (metal)
Description:  Escher’s Elevator installed in the stair tower alludes whimsically to the Escher etching of stairs looping endlessly in impossible architectures. The abstracted forms suggest a passage through the staircases rising through the tower to the deconstructed arch at the peak and referencing “Old Main’s” archway. Night lighting from the interior has created a beacon on the hill visible from lower campus.

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