Beginning on April 9th, students and facility of the LIU Post community have the opportunity to work with international Eco-Artist, Roy Staab! Together, Staab and the students will create an outdoor installation on the hill in front of the Fine Arts Building. Staab will be on campus between April 9th and April 23th, 2012 building the sculpture that will become “Stack/Flow”.
Roy Staab has traveled across the United States and even around the world working in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Italy, Finland, France, Canada, Costa Rica and Brazil. Staab has created his environmental installations in numerous universities, museums and cultural institutions. His work is widely recognized and he has received many grants and awards including a National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship, Gottlieb Foundation Award, and the Nature Art Prize at the Guemngang Nature Art Biennial.
Staab works with natural materials to build on-site installations inspired by nature itself. He looks at his pieces of art as “scientific”, to try and find what is discovered after the piece is complete. Every installation is an experiment and he uses inspirations from patterns and forms found easily in nature. Staab applies these natural forms to his art to create a new, unique piece.
As the installation is being built, Staab will be hosting a lecture on April 16th, 2012, between 12:20-1:30PM in the Hillwood Commons Cinema. He will speak about his work in an image lecture and is open to the public. We invite all students and facility to attend the lecture and find out more about the artist.
Upon completion of the installation, there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the work. On Monday, April 23rd, 2012 at 12:30, everyone is invited to come to the front of the Fine Arts Building and honor the work of Staab and all those who have been a part of the installation process of “Stack/Flow”.