Bring Art and Science Together

$610
4%
Raised toward our $15,000 Goal
3 Donors
16
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Project ends on December 16, at 12:59 PM CST
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Bring Art and Science Together

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
    • Third floor:
      • 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
    • Second 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
    • First floor: 
      • 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)
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$100

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