Published: December 13, 2010
When Elizabeth Lee ’13 found out that Americans waste 176 gallons of water a day, she had trouble visualizing the amount.
when her professor assigned a conceptual art piece, Lee decided to get a
true grasp of the 176 gallons swirling down the drain daily.
just thought it was an outrageous number,” said Lee, a fine arts major
who arranged the gallon jugs into the shape of an American flag on the
lawn of Plant Park. “It’s so excessive and unnecessary.”
The water was donated by
Just In Queso Foundation
, run by Tijuana Flats, a restaurant where Lee works. Once Lee completed her assignment, she donated the water to Tampa charity
Frorup, assistant art professor, teaches Lee’s beginning sculpture
class. She explained that, in conceptual art, the idea behind the
artwork is often as important or more important than the visual. Lee’s
project also completed her requirement for an installation art piece
that involves the space or environment becoming part of the artwork.
impressed that as a student, she has done the research and this was
something she was concerned about and aware of,” Frorup said.
Jamie Pilarczyk, Web Writer
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