Jackie Ferrara, whose geometric pathways are included in sculpture parks and landscapes around the country, designed the walkways that wind throughout the Sculpture Park. “Marking Crossways,” is a serpentine red and orange brick walk that extends from the front entrance of the MAG to the plaza space at the the corner of University Avenue and Goodman Street.
The pathway also consists of mosaics as well as granite pavers and bands of brick that spell out “Memorial Art Gallery” and “University of Rochester” in Morse Code. Here is a key for Morse Code:
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“Jackie Ferrara has designed and built courtyards, terraces, and architectural structures since the early 1970s. Ferrara is one of several artists who emerged during the seventies by using the forms and materials usually associated with architecture in order to enrich the definition of sculpture and challenge the assumptions and conventions of the typical built environment. Ferrara’s complexly patterned paved areas, based on a grid system, transform bland outdoor plazas or indoor lobbies into animated spaces which help to enliven or accentuate their architectural context.” -via the Stuart Collection at UC San Diego
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