Prineville’s new college campus, OSU/Central Oregon Community College, recently unveiled new work by local sculptor, Greg Congleton entitled Chaos to Order.
There are several hundred students already utilizing this beautiful facility for higher education as it is quickly making a difference for Crook County people to work toward advanced degrees.
Penny and Phil Knight have graciously donated this fiber optically lighted 25-foot sculpture to Crook County. The smaller rusty, fractured orb looks like it could be a globe once all the pieces came together. The large globe represents a whole new world opening up to those willing to learn and achieve it, explained Congleton.
“The barbed wire latitude and longitude elements represent the rural nature of Crook County and the unique perspective that rural residents bring to a world where technology and education are rapidly shrinking the distance between such communities and the rest of the world. The illuminated connecting swooshes represent the role of education in helping to get from ‘chaos to order.’ The lights are the ‘aha’ moments in learning that continue throughout one’s life. You are the light of the world!”
Greg Congleton – sculptor, 21143 Bee Tree Ln., Bend, 541-480-5245.