Now, we here at The Black Sheep know when to appreciate art and all the hard work that goes into it, but some of it we just don’t get. We went through the Jenkins Art Building and found some of the weirdest pieces we could find…
5.) The Red Face:
This red face-like sculpture is along the gray stone wall that leads to the entrance for the Courtship and Marriage class (that literally everyone uses). We don’t know about all of you, but it gives off a very Lion King vibe. Maybe it’s the monochrome color, or the shape of the sculpture, but passing it makes us want to start humming the “Circle of Life.”
4.) The Kid in the Hoodie:
Whether you have a class in Jenkins or not, everyone knows about this sculpture. It’s terrifying if you just see it out of the corner of your eye. If you’re walking to West End the dark? Forget it. You’ll probably going to have a heart attack thinking that there’s a little kid just standing there staring at you. Those few seconds make you remember all the “don’t walk alone” talks you had with your parents.
3.) The Scream:
Maybe the artist had to do a classic take on the painted “face swapping” boards you see in amusement parks, or maybe it came to them in a dream, either way, we don’t know whether to love or hate it. It’s tucked away in a corner, but you definitely won’t miss it if you walk by. We’ve never seen it moved, so we’re not sure if it’s still being used, but it still makes us laugh.
2.) The Chalkboards:
Okay, these technically aren’t art installments, but those Jenkins students can get crazy creative. Whether they’re just leaving a message for other students, promoting an event or just wanted to draw with chalk, the chalkboards are never lacking. Knowing that all these were just done in chalk makes us want to meet the crazy-talented artists behind it.
1.) The Sheets:
Hanging above the door of main interest, it’s bound to have caught your eye at least once. We’re not exactly sure what it’s supposed to be for, or about, but it’s definitely an attention grabber. Pieces are almost quilted together, creating two circles of patchwork. It’s intriguing, we’ll give the artist that, but it still leaves us confused as to what it’s about.