Triple Shadow the promise of a new kind of education in the village
- Published: February 1, 2013
Mills Lawn students welcomed a new art and teaching sculpture to the lawn a few weeks ago, thanks to an art commission from former school board member Richard Lapedes and Maureen Lynch. The piece, named Triple Shadow, was designed by architects Mireille Roddier and Keith Mitnick, both University of Michigan professors of architecture. The piece is meant to be used to inspire curiosity about art and science and to teach lessons about perspective, geometry, astronomy and the natural world. Its purpose fits into the new education paradigm the district is moving toward with its strategic plan, which uses project- and inquiry-based learning as the foundation for acquiring knowledge.
Triple shadow is not yet complete, and the architects plan to return several times this year to cast two of its shadows in concrete.
Mitnick graduated from Antioch College in 1983, and the pair designed the home of Lapedes and Lynch, who live across the street from Mills Lawn.
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Below is a 3-D rendering of how the completed project should appear: