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‘Purification and Preservation’

Chris Cole

Hampshire College’s Chris Cole Creates Winning Art Installation in Amherst College’s Stearns Steeple

When Amherst College announced a contest open to all Five College students to create an art installation for Amherst’s Stearns Steeple, Hampshire student Christopher C. Cole had a great idea: an antique cast-iron bathtub wrapped in 2,000 square feet of cotton gauze.

Cole’s project is on display in the steeple during daylight hours through May 22, accompanied by a plaque that explains: “With its references to purification and preservation, the installation explores ideas surrounding the human interaction with ritualistic and spiritual space.”

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