CSCC: Art on Campus: Passage

This guide provides information about public works of art on Columbus State's campus.

Basic Information About Passage

Artist: Brower Hatcher

Medium: Steel

Title: Passage

Subjects: Hatcher, Brower, 1942-; FootbridgesSculpture, American -- OhioPercent for Art Program (Ohio)Art in universities and colleges; Public art -- OhioOutdoor sculpture -- OhioLarge-scale sculpture; Concrete Sculpture; Steel Sculpture;

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Date: 2001

Location of Passage

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Slideshow of Passage by Brower Hatcher


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Description of the Passage Project

Passage, designed by artist Brower Hatcher, was completed on September 18, 2001. The November 2001 issue of Civil Engineering News attributed the structure with being "the world's first space-time bridge--"

The pedestrian bridge crosses Spring Street and connects the parking garage to Davidson Hall. Funded by the Percent for Art program, the bridge is  similar to other wire frame sculptures for which Hatcher is known. Bright red in color, the bridge is made of concrete and a combination of steel tubes and nodes resulting in a web-like design.

Passage acts as a physical and metaphorical gateway to the college's campus. As its plaque states, "the structure pays homage to the college's strong commitment to educational opportunities while at the same time providing an imaginative image of the adventurous process of learning."

Artist Bio - Brower Hatcher

artist Brower Hatcher

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Brower Hatcher is an American born sculptor. He has a degree in Engineering from Vanderbilt University, and one in Industrial Design from the Pratt Institute. After studying sculpture at St. Martin's School of Art in London, Hatcher taught at Bennington College in the United States. Since 1986, Hatcher has created public art projects, commonly found outside of government and academic buildings. Currently, Hatcher is the artisitic director of Mid-Ocean Studio, Inc., in Providence.

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