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Fissure by Peter Krsnak

  • Title: Fissure
  • Artist: Peter Krsnak
  • Medium: Steel
  • Size: 6'h  x 10'w
  • Added to collection: 2012
  • Donor: Student Art in the Garden Project
  • Campus: Rock Creek
  • Location: In the Learning Garden

This work represents a group of flames coming from the molten earth. Three tongues of flame, made from 3/8 inch rod stock, rise out of the lava bed shaped like a crack in the earth. Fissure should remind visitors in this quiet space of the hidden, dynamic powers of the earth which sustains us.