Beatrix Farrand was the University’s first consulting landscape architect, and according to your thorough and thoughtful article, she sought to “stimulate latent sensitiveness to artistic expression” in the student body through surroundings of fitness and beauty. Her design philosophy is an interesting take on the perennial nature-versus-nurture argument in regard to character development. But from all evidence of fantastic urban graffiti, it appears that sensitivity to artistic expression is inherent in human beings no matter where they live, whether their surroundings be lush or limited. The artist would appear to be latent in all of us, no matter our environment.
Rocky Semmes ’79
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The artist in all of us
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