Kent Hall Art

Title: “Eye To Eye”
Artist: Barry Gunderson
Medium: Welded Aluminum
Completion Date: July 2010

Kent Hall and South Wing

600 Hilltop Drive
Kent, Ohio 44242-0001
Department of Psychology

Located on the University Esplanade near Kent Hall on Hilltop Drive, “Eye To Eye,” by Barry Gunderson is a welded aluminum abstraction of two heads facing each other in deep thought. The piece is a response to the human mind and how it works. Gunderson said in this case, psychology, “where researchers are exploring what goes on in individuals’ minds,” was his influence. In turn, he said, “the subject is also trying to figure out what is going on in the researcher’s mind.” It also is a tribute to Kent State’s Department of Psychology.

About this Artist: Barry Gunderson of Gambier, Ohio, is an art professor at Kenyon College, where he has worked since 1974. Gunderson teaches all of the sculpture courses in the college’s Department of Studio Art, from the introductory level, "Three Dimensional Design", to the more unusual courses, such as "Art with a Function" and "Art with Four Legs."

“Every public art piece I do, I try to find some relation to the site so it’s not just being plopped into place,” said Gunderson.