I've documented on this blog the work to renovate the second floor of O'Kelly Hall where the Department of History now resides. Most of this has come from a well-meaning, but misguided efforts to impose corporate order on a creative space. (For more see here and here and here)
So, I was ecstatic yesterday morning to see the first reappearing of public art in the newly renovated second floor of O'Kelly. It appeared above the wood "accent line", in a little awkward space below the sloping ceiling of a stair well. It's a modest start. I have no idea who did it. But it is fantastic to see something public and creative in the newly sanitized O'Kelly hall way.
I feel myself becoming more creative and less corporate already. Now back to grading.