"The sculpture consists of a series of curvilinear ramps that wrap around, intersect and are superimposed on one another. The composition of volumetric spirals references the whirlwind vortexes of hurricanes, spiral staircases and spiral galaxies, the petal structure of roses as well as theatrical amphitheaters."
- Alice Aycock
Alice Aycock was born in Pennsylvania in 1946. She completed her B.A. at Douglass College, New Jersey and received her M.F.A. from Hunter College in New York, where she studied with Robert Morris.
Aycock was in residence at the University of South Florida in 1980 where she constructed a temporary outdoor sculpture, Collected Ghost Stories from the Workhouse, outside the USF Art Department's sculpture shop. During that time, she also worked at Graphicstudio and produced two color intaglios.
Alice Aycock is a significant contributor to the public art realm. Her major works of the 90s include Cyclone Fragment for the San Francisco Public Library, a 200 ft. long suspended sculptural installation with moving parts for the Sacramento Convention Center, and the East River Roundabout, a sculptural rooftop installation, for the East River Park Pavilion at 60th Street in New York City. Most recently, she completed Star Sifter, a large architectural sculpture for the rotunda of the new Terminal One at JFK International Airport. Currently, Aycock is working on a GSA commission for the entrance to the Fallon Building in Baltimore, as well as a commission for the Philadelphia International Airport.
Alice Aycock's work is found in important collections throughout the world including the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Los Angeles County Museum, and numerous cultural institutions throughout Europe.
made possible by Florida's Art in State Buildings Program
and the generosity of Cookie and Booky Buchman
in memory of their daughter Amy Gail.
In Loving Memory of
AMY GAIL BUCHMAN
She loved everything about being a speech pathologist. We still feel her energy, love and compassion, and remember her "joy of life." Those of us fortunate enough to have known AMY GAIL, will never be quite the same.
Who was Amy Gail Buchman?
Eventually someone will ask: "who was Amy Gail Buchman?" The answer is simple. Amy was a special woman who loved learning. She studied hard and became an outstanding speech therapist. She was loving, sweet and vivacious with a goal to bring happiness to others. Amy could make a day brighter or a room glow with her natural charm and enthusiasm. She was nice to everyone. Who was Amy Gail Buchman? Amy was the kind of person all of us should want to be like. If we follow her example we will help complete the good work she began. Amy lost her life in a car accident at age twenty-four, but the beauty of her short life will never be lost to us.
View of the site of Maze 2000 from the Psychology and Communication Sciences and Disorders building.
Detail of Maze 2000
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