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A statue, the College seal, a mural

It is a fact that much public art has lost identity as work by specific artists. Even when the artist includes his or her name, it does not take long before it is forgotten. Over the years the art becomes merely one of many elements in a particular environment, not the achievement of an individual. It is the relationship of object and place we remember, certainly not the artist nor the artist's ideas in creating the work. This article connects three Oberlin landmarks with the former students who created them.

- by Marcia Goldberg '73 A.M.