Aunt Em

Submitted by Main Street Art Inc.

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Client: Westminster College

Location: Salt Lake City, UT, United States

Completion date: 2007

Artwork budget: $85,000

Project Team

Artist

Kraig Varner

Main Street Art Inc.

Industry Resource

Denny Jinks

Adonis Bronze

Overview

An interactive bronze project that people could sit on the bench of Emma Eccles Jones. Affectionately known as Aunt Em. She as an innovator of early education.

Goals

Westminster College wanted to honor her for all of her work and create an interactive sculpture that would enhance the landscape inbetween the buildings on campus.

Process

This was a gift from the Eccles, Lawsen, and Quinney families to Westminster to honor Emma Eccles. We worked direcly with the Dean of the college and Fredric Lawsen to create a beautiful sculpture for the site.

Additional Information

The projected as designed to be interactive in a bench setting and that is what created the most successful project.