The KU Department of Geology is planning a partnership with the KU School of Architecture and Design to create a mural in Ritchie Hall. Ritchie Hall has three cutouts in the walls between the first and third floors that were built to simulate a well. The KU Department of Geology has faculty planning content that will feature different geological themes, but they need funds for a graphic design art piece that will help bring the arts and sciences together. The funds raised here will help support the student’s salary along with supplies to complete the project.
This art piece will span three floors, and the following is a summary of planned themes
Soil, ground contamination, the buildup of salt, center pivot irrigation
Background: pump jack, wind turbine (renewables, fossil fuels/oil/gas), not too much sky
Seismic truck on the surface
Sits outside Geology classrooms on the 3rd floor
Subsurface, High Plains Aquafer, Stratigraphy, water table, cone of depression
Tying in surface and subsurface
On the 2nd floor of Ritchie where the tours go through, lots of foot traffic
Stratigraphy of the Paleozoic period – oil/gas, waste product disposal, resource issues, net zero carbon
Seismic lines on side panels (left), well logs (right)
Outside the Ritchie Auditorium (RITCHIE 164)
Choose a giving level
The funds raised here will help support a student’s salary along with supplies to complete the project.