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3D-Art Project to Allow People to Remember Those Lost in Tragic Events

Figures part of the exhibit

April 5, 2019

Campus and community members will be able to add to a 3D-exhibit that University of Northern Colorado students created in memory of victims of mass shootings.

The project, featuring human-like figures made of chicken wire that will be filled with dirt, will be on display 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday, April 8, in the courtyard between McKee Hall and Michener Library.

Visitors can ‘plant’ provided flowers in the exhibit and leave a note to leave on the display. Orange ribbons containing the victims’ names will also be provided for visitors to wear.

The “Love Grows the Most” exhibit was composed by Trisha Warr-Mayeda, a senior majoring in Criminal Justice with an art minor, Mia Irwin, a junior majoring in Design and Technology, and Synclair Larson, a freshman majoring in Art with a focus on graphic design.

They were inspired by the recent New Zealand shootings along with the concept of compassion. Their project is part of Design Day, an annual collaborative by the School of Art and Design that integrates the elements, art and other principles of design to create visually appealing and conceptually unified works of art.