Odyssey Sculpture Series

“Odyssey” is a sculpture exhibit located on the Purdue Northwest campuses. PNW has amassed a number of highly engaging sculptures, most of which are contemporary.

Select Sculptures: Hammond Campus

Untitled – David De Cesaris

Untitled – David De Cesaris

Sculpture: “Two Blues and a Red” by George Sugarman. Painted steel. An exploration of the power of color.

“Two Blues and a Red” by George Sugarman. Painted steel. An exploration of the power of color.

Castaway – John Habela Wood. One piece 7-foot carved figure that has been abandoned, drifting, broken.

Castaway – John Habela Wood. One piece 7-foot carved figure that has been abandoned, drifting, broken.

Select Sculptures: Westville Campus

Sculpture: Dodge on PNW's Westville campus

Dodge – Eric Stephenson Stainless steel and concrete. Suggests the choreographed movements of dancers and elaborate series of motions to avoid threat.

Sculpture: A Green Field – George Sugarman Painted aluminum. A multi-colored work composed of two separate sections of cutouts; abstract representations of the outdoors.

A Green Field – George Sugarman Painted aluminum. A multi-colored work composed of two separate sections of cutouts; abstract representations of the outdoors.

Sculpture: “Haints + History” by Preston Jackson. Stainless steel and bronze. Presents a lesson about the hardships of several immigrant groups.

“Haints + History” by Preston Jackson. Stainless steel and bronze. Presents a lesson about the hardships of several immigrant groups.

Sculpture: Heraldic Taunt – Terrence Karpowicz Steel, concrete, stones. A commentary on NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Act.

Heraldic Taunt – Terrence Karpowicz Steel, concrete, stones. A commentary on NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Act.

Sculpture: Into Thy Hands – Janet Austin Welded steel, blown glass and glass mosaic, concrete. Though humans hold dominion over nature’ s creatures, we bear responsibility for shepherding them.

Into Thy Hands – Janet Austin Welded steel, blown glass and glass mosaic, concrete. Though humans hold dominion over nature’ s creatures, we bear responsibility for shepherding them.

Sculpture: La Metal Carnival – Oakley Gregory Steel and paint. Welded and air-filled pieces create an as yet unresolved geometry, resembling vibrant Japanese origami and a jack-in-the-box.

La Metal Carnival – Oakley Gregory Steel and paint. Welded and air-filled pieces create an as yet unresolved geometry, resembling vibrant Japanese origami and a jack-in-the-box.

Light Time – Jessica Swift Cut glass. Journeys through the passage of time.

Light Time – Jessica Swift Cut glass. Journeys through the passage of time.

Sculpture: “Running Arch” by John Adduci. Brushed aluminum. The arch resembles a Roman arch of triumph “on the run,” truckin’.

“Running Arch” by John Adduci. Brushed aluminum. The arch resembles a Roman arch of triumph “on the run,” truckin’.

Sculpture: The Underwater Guy – Matthew Berg Painted steel, aluminum and copper. An homage to the immense power of weather systems and climate change.

The Underwater Guy – Matthew Berg Painted steel, aluminum and copper. An homage to the immense power of weather systems and climate change.

Sculpture: Sentinel – Rob Lorenson Steel and bronze. Contrasting industrial processes with natural patterns and textures energize the surface of this provocative piece. Sentinel is a guardian.

Sentinel – Rob Lorenson Steel and bronze. Contrasting industrial processes with natural patterns and textures energize the surface of this provocative piece. Sentinel is a guardian.

About Odyssey

Many people know the programs as a whole as Odyssey Sculpture and Events. The name derives from the name of a beautiful piece of sculpture which depicts Greek storyteller Homer’s great legend about Odysseus (Ulysses) as he maneuvers his raft across vast waters on his way home from the Trojan War to Ithaca, a journey that took some 20 years.

The word “Odyssey” means journey – the experience that all people—especially college students here have as they chart their future course for their lives.