After over a decade of being under construction, a new work of art has been revealed at the Utah Valley University last month. The installation was huge and t has a length of 200 feet. It is the creation of Tom Holdman, a stained glass artist based in Lehi in partnership with Matthew Holland, the president of Utah Valley University.
The stained glass artwork is called Roots of Knowledge and it is composed of 80 panels. It tells of a story about the human knowledge. The story started with a drawing of a bristlecone pine called Methuselah and it is considered as one of the earliest living organisms on earth.
The 80 panels are made up of around 60,000 pieces of stained glass. The art work’s tale also covered the Roman Empire, the time when Iran got to see how the Jameh Mosque was built, the rise of the rule of Kublai Khan, the age the telephone was invented, the time of the Harlem Renaissance, among many others.
Holland said on an interview during the reveal that he hopes that the art work will still be standing and preserved even after seventy five years have passed. The unveiling was also the perfect opportunity because the University was then celebrating its 75 years anniversary. He also hopes that the stained glass art will inspire more people to seek knowledge, to educate them, to push for what they want and be able to see that they can create a big impact in their community and all over the globe with the help of their principles that is deeply connected with education.
According to the university, the project was made possible by the funding they received amounting to $3 million. The panels that were used for the Roots of Knowledge have been to different parts of the world reaching London, New York and Oxford. The panel was sent to London because it has been presented to the organization that is working in preserving stained glass arts, Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass.
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