This should be quite a scene: A crane will deposit a roughly 1,500-pound Clement Meadmore steel sculpture at Wellesley College on Friday morning, sometime between 7-9am near the school’s Rte. 135 main entrance.
Meadmore’s Upsurge sculpture, which stands 20 x 13 x 8 feet, will sit between Alumnae Hall and the Davis Parking Facility on a grassy plot. The sculpture comes to Wellesley via Bob and Lynn Johnston ’64, who is a member of the College’s board of trustees. The Johnstons also donated Mozart, a sculpture by Kenneth Snelson that is sited near the Science Center, to the College in 2008.
The late Meadmore, a native of Australia who moved to the United States in the 1960’s, has left a legacy of huge sculptures at college and other campuses around the world.
We did find this little version of a Meadmore sculpture called Upsurge on his estate’s website.