Penn Vignette . University of Pennsylvania . Philadelphia . Watercolor . 12" x 16"
... a University of Pennsylvania vignette (founded 1740: Benjamin Franklin) ... including the entryway to College Hall (architectual firm of Thomas Webb Richards), built 1871 in West Philadelphia... a large, stylized graphic of the University Arms, on the dais of the Perelman Quadrangle (architectual firm of Venturi Scott Brown), installed 2001... and Claes Oldenburg / Coosje van Bruggen's "Split Button" sculpture, installed 1981... over a backdrop of the City of Philadelphia, founded 1682... as the skyline continues to rise and grow... viewed looking east from the west bank of the Schuylkill River.