MONUMENT TO EDUCATION 
 
LOGO Self Portrait 

MONUMENT TO EDUCATION

STUDY TIME
(Scale Model for Monument)

by Edward J. Fraughton


Price: $3,500 (Scale Model for the Monument)
Status: Available
Size: 15 inches high
Edition: 25
Media: Cast Bronze 
Study Time is a Monument to Education on the campus of Ricks College in Rexberg, Idaho. A relatively small church college, the administrative staff felt a focal point for the campus was need in sculptural form. Planned to coincide with the school's Centennial Homecoming celebration, a competition was held and my proposal was excepted and executed in monumental form.

Several design concepts were tried but failed before this composition came to be. Placing the male and female figures back-to-back created an interesting feeling of closeness and of cooperative support. And yet, facing away from each other and being equal in height conveys a sense of equality and individuality. Much in the way of symbolism was incorporated into the monument. For example, the placement of the guitar ties the composition together and represents the arts as well as campus social life. Surrounding the base, various books represent the foundation of campus life, education and knowledge. The male figure is relaxed, gangly, athletic. The female is more formal. Of the books, several are religious, others represent history, science and literature. As a personal touch, one is labeled "An Autobiography," and it carries my initials.


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