Plateau, 2005, Steel
Andrea Blum (American, born 1950)
"Plateau" encompasses about 5,000 square feet of space, west of the campus high rise dormitories. Built as part of the "Percent for Art" program, which requires that 1% of the cost of construction be dedicated to public art, the sculpture forms part of a redeveloped campus green space. Blum believed the piece would invite people to engage and ultimately use the sculpture, as it integrates a conglomerate of benches and tabletops. As Bloom stated, "It becomes something that is more familiar; it is not just a rarified piece of art. You give it over to those who are going to be using it every day."