This work creates a gateway to the foreign languages department and resident hall for foreign students. Cut into stainless steel are two words that are translated by staff and students into the 51 languages spoken on campus, creating a kind of cultural roadmap of languages. The word Reflections refers to the contemplation of an idea, while the word Echoes suggests the idea extending outward then returning to the sender as something changed, but still recognizable. The selected words represent the nature and materials of the artwork, the idea of intellectual and university endeavor as well as acknowledge the constant and necessary dialogue between cultures and languages.
2006; stainless steel, granite; each sculptural element: 2.25'H x 9'6"W x 7'6"D; St. Cloud State University; St. Cloud, Minnesota.