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‘Cairns on the Beach’ brings Kansas History of Built Stone Structures to Campus

During the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters, LARCP students and professors, along with K-State art students, collaborated with American Crop Artist Stan Herd in creating an installation at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art on campus.

The artistic installation, which features dry stone cairns, along with a green roof, envisioned by Herd was inspired by stacked rock sculptures in the woods near Perry Lake. The piece was conducted in two phases, the first focusing on the dry stone and the second focusing on the green roof aspect.

Howard Hahn and Katie Kingery-Page, both LARCP associate professors, served as advisors for the project. Participating landscape architecture students were Diane Cocchiara, Beth Krehbiel and Nicholas Mercado

The installation will remain on display through the spring 2017 semester to allow visitors to view the work in a full range of seasons. Below you will find a series of photos that were taken throughout the installation.

 

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‘Cairns on the Beach’

‘Cairns on the Beach’

‘Cairns on the Beach’

‘Cairns on the Beach’

‘Cairns on the Beach’

‘Cairns on the Beach’

‘Cairns on the Beach’

‘Cairns on the Beach’

‘Cairns on the Beach’

‘Cairns on the Beach’

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‘Cairns on the Beach’