Wofford College has completed installation of a new sculpture on campus titled “A Green Season,” created by Converse Professor of Art Mayo Mac Boggs. Designed as a piece of environmental art, the playful welded and painted steel sculpture is set in a wooded area across the campus drive from the Sandor Teszler Library.
The sculpture incorporates the trees in the location, drawing attention to the space, and perhaps changing the way a person would look at it. The simple shapes in green suggest leaves, tree growth, seed pods and natural forms. The sculptor intends for the pieces to recede in prominence during the summer, and then reappear as the leaves change color and drop in fall and winter.
Well known for his abstract paintings, steel sculptures, bronze work, computer graphics and architectural designs, Boggs continues a family tradition of ironwork. His great grandfather was a blacksmith; both grandfathers and his father were welders and steelworkers. A graduate of the University of Kentucky, he earned his M.F.A. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses at Converse since 1970. His work appears in numerous collections throughout the United States, including the presidential libraries of Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter.
Boggs’ sculpture group is a gift to the college from Wofford professors Linda Powers, Ana María Wiseman and Dennis Wiseman, and retired Wofford professor Victor Bilanchone. Wofford College will host a formal welcome to the sculpture early in the fall term.