A ceremonial spot with surprising acoustics was designed as a memorial to John Noble Richards, a noted local architect. The first work in wood by Adams, a top U.S. Sculptor, it has been carefully restored to continue drawing crowds for weddings and other outdoor gatherings.
Alice Adams is known for her sculpture and site specific land art in the 1970s and since 1986 for her major public art projects in transit systems, airports, university campuses and other urban sites throughout the United States. Her earlier work in tapestry and woven forms was important in the American fiber art movement.
Adams grew up in Jamaica, New York and in 1953 graduated with a BFA in painting from Columbia University. Following graduation, she went to Aubusson, France to study tapestry weaving and design at L”Ecole Nationale d’Art Decoratif. Except for two years spent in France, Adams has lived in New York City, traveling for collaboration and consultation on public art projects in the United States and abroad. There have been several stages in her eclectic career.
*biography courtesy of wikipedia, website en.wikipedia.org
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