During the month of August, Huie Library will have a special piece of art on display in the atrium between the second and third floors.
This piece of art is “Albert”, a ten foot long whale with a seven foot fin span. He was donated for this exhibit by the Little Rock location of the store Anthropologie
“Albert” was created in a two week time frame at the Little Rock Store.
He weighs less than 100lbs, has a frame made of plywood, chicken wire, conduit pipe and about 20-30 yards of hand bleached denim and hand made/stitched barnacles.
Each Anthropologie store constructed a whale to fit their store displays.
They were made from different materials and in many varied ways.
The inspiration for Albert was “Under the Sea” a company wide design concept for Spring 2017.
The artists were Cate Davis, the current visual manager of the Little Rock Anthropologie store,
who has a Merchandising major with an art minor and is a 2009 graduate of Louisiana Tech and Carla Gonzalez,
former display coordinator for Anthropologie in Little Rock, a 2015 graduate of SCAD.
Cate and Carla said ” they were very fond of him, but were happy that he is going to be on display for our community to enjoy!”