In Good Time, Duke University


"In Good Time" is a sculpture installation at Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University, North Carolina.

We can either continue along the old, dead-end course that pits “us versus them” and leads to increasing competition for diminishing resources, or we can work together to forge a new, sustainable path to the future.  - Dean William L. Chameides 

In February of of 2012, Bill and I started to talk over designs for sculpture. Many designs in the beginning were sleek and groovy to match its backdrop of the new glass and steel building. He wanted a sculpture that would create a place in space, a statement piece that spoke to his attraction of the sophistication found in primitive stone architecture.

A paradox. 

Glass is stone, sand, just in a different form. - Dean William L. Chameides

We came to this sculpture "In Good Time" which is a design inherently my own and equally a spokesman for harnessing sustainability through its welcoming flow. This undulating wall will rise and fall as it dances up and down and underground as it wraps trees and dives under sidewalks.  Its location is immediately in view of the 2nd floor gallery, and crosses an implied arched walkway. The sculpture will be surrounded by chestnut trees which the school has developed as disease resistant.  We are hoping to engage students and professors alike to come sit and stay a while among the stones and leaves...