Professor Designs Sept. 11 Memorial
Posted: September 13, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am
On the fourth anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, the town of University Park, Md., dedicated a memorial that Associate Professor of Art and Visual Technology Tom Ashcraft created and built. The public outdoor sculpture was created in memory of five people from University Park who died during the attack on the Pentagon. Using rings of river stones, cobblestone walkways, white oak logs, and landscaping, Ashcraft built the memorial in the town’s park as a place of discovery and reflection.
Ashcraft received his MFA at Indiana University. His public commissions include Bookworks, a conceptually designed functional bookstore for the Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, D.C.; the Mt. Rainer Roundabout Project, a Maryland State Highway and Department of Transportation project; and the Andros Island Art Project Program on Andros Island, Bahamas.