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Golden Spiral Outdoor Classroom | Public Sculptures by Wowhaus | College of New Jersey in Ewing Township
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Golden Spiral Outdoor Classroom - Public Sculptures

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Inspired by the Golden Ratio, this 28′ w landmark functional sculpture creates an outdoor classroom and a community gathering site. The sculpture is a focal point of the STEM complex, serving as an icon for the College and embodying the search for knowledge and insight via higher education. The pursuit of beauty, of underlying order, lies at the core of intellectual inquiry. Explored since ancient times, and made popular through work of Leonardo Fibonacci and Johannes Kepler in the Middle Ages, the Golden Ratio is visualized here as a logarithmic spiral.

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Founded in 1997, Wowhaus is a trans-disciplinary art and design team whose work spans public art, strategic planning, design and architecture. A collaboration between Scott Constable and Ene Osteraas-Constable, Wowhaus explores the common denominators of everyday life, the central question of how things, places and relationships acquire meaning. We embrace a systems-based, community-engaged approach, finding inspiration in the cultural, historical and ecological factors that shape a sense of place. Our projects connect individuals and communities to their current ecological and societal realities, aiming to strengthen the mutually beneficial potential of each.