IUSB professor creates sculpture for Bloomington campus

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind.-- A sculpture made by an Indiana University South professor is now displayed at the IU Bloomington campus.

All it took was one sculpture at IUSB to catch the attention of the University President. That led to an invitation for fine arts professor Dora Natella to create a sculpture for IU Bloomington.

That sculpture ‘Spirit of Indiana’ was unveiled earlier this month at the Bloomington campus. The title, a slogan that has been a mantra for IU for generations. The sculpture represents five student-athletes huddled together and high-fiving. Symbolizing what the Spirit of Indiana is, team over self.

It took IUSB Fine Arts Associate professor Natella about two years to produce the iconic bronze sculpture. Something she said is remarkable since it usually takes three years to complete.

“It’s about young diverse students coming together to build, empower by the team and what team -manship really means. To build a better world in general, to build a better future for all,’ Natella said.

The sculpture has been placed at Miller Plaza in Indiana University Bloomington. Each of the five figures stands at eight feet tall and their hands in the middle reach about ten feet high.

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