Feats of Strength
Tom Otterness evokes both serious and whimsical sides to his narration. In Haskell Plaza his bronze figures amongst the sandstone boulders reinforce the idea of natural and cultural forces at work in the San Juan Islands today. The small scale of the figures call attention to the overwhelming forces of nature as well as the ongoing feats and the hopeful intelligence of man. On a more playful level, the figures are faculty and students simply working and relaxing in this University setting.