A Memory Forever, The Francis Quadrangle

I am so excited to introduce this brand new work, "The Francis Quadrangle" It is one of my recent commissions, and is an homage to Robin Wenneker's dedication, history, and service with Mizzou. Now available in prints. 🖼

With this piece, I loved getting to rearrange and curate papers to create something beautiful and unique in this location. Merged into the layers of paper are meaningful details and tiny symbols that bring you back over and over again to discover something new each time you look at it.

In the foreground is Robin of the past when she was a student walking on campus. She is flying a kite which represents her past aspirations as well as the sorority that she was a part of, Kappa Alpha Theta. On the upper left is a stone symbol of Thomas Jefferson's original tombstone. In the far right distance, is Robin of the present. She is walking toward her present and future dreams and endeavors. 

The Francis Quadrangle in Columbia is also known as “The Quad” on MIZZOU’s campus. The quad includes 17 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, including The Residence, where presidents and chancellors have lived since 1867! The quad has long been a symbol of Mizzou's pride and history. It is named after David R. Francis, the governor of Missouri who was instrumental to the rebuilding of the university after Academic Hall was destroyed by a devastating fire in 1892.

This piece was commissioned by Carolyn Wenneker. 2019-2020

Thanks for being with me and have a beautiful week ahead. Jenny