Frontier Reporter: Horseplay in Georgia

When Chicago Sculptor Abbott Pattison got a commission to do four pieces of sculpture for the University of Georgia, he saw an opportunity to bring a touch of modernism to the sleepy, oak-shaded old campus. Pattison moved to Athens as sculptor in residence, last year put up his first work, a sharp-edged abstraction in marble. Somebody poured a can of green paint over it.

Last week, in front of a freshman dormitory, up went Pattison's second piece of campus sculpture: a gaunt and gawky 11-foot welded-steel abstraction of a horse. Student reaction was...

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