Art & Wall Decor by Jim Isermann seen at Rosewood Sand Hill, Menlo Park - Kump
Art & Wall Decor by Jim Isermann seen at Rosewood Sand Hill, Menlo Park - Kump

Kump

Jim Isermann's three-dimensional wall mural in the library stairwell is titled Kump after the architect Ernest J. Kump. Kump was an internationally recognized master of college campus planning and design. He was a spokesman for modern architecture and won several prestigious awards for his modular building designs in the Palo Alto area in the 1960s.

Drawing inspiration from this same Modernist tradition, artist Jim Isermann created an intricate wall installation utilizing three modular shapes. The undulating mural consists of 216 vacuum-formed polystyrene panels arranged in an algorithmic pattern. Each piece has been carefully installed according to this underlying mathematical formula or recipe, creating a complex sculptural work of art.