LET’S GO PIRATES!
Campus Living art installed in residence hall
East Carolina University alumnus Daniel Peoples has converted the chant “Let’s go Pirates!” into a custom wooden voice imprint now hanging in White Residence Hall.
“The phrase that’s here is about the university and about the support of the students,” Peoples said.
Installed on Nov. 30, the sound wave is made up of 206 pieces of wood, each varying in size. The imprint was created using Peoples’ own voice and lumber from Greenville, which makes the artwork even more personal.
“As we renovate our residence halls, we believe that exposing students to pieces of art helps not only finish the overall look and feel of our lobby spaces, but also helps expose our students to new ideas and concepts that create discussion, thought and connection to the academic process,” said Bill McCartney, ECU’s associate vice chancellor of Campus Living.
The artwork is the first of several planned for residence halls across campus.
“Over the next several years, we plan on installing a variety of pieces of art that feature the talent and skills of our students and art school graduates,” McCartney said.
Peoples received his bachelor of fine arts in wood design from ECU in 1998. In 2002, he opened Tyson Creek Studio, where he creates custom furniture, cabinets and art pieces.
“Being able to take my degree and my craft and make a living out of it is something really cool,” Peoples said.
Peoples started the White Residence Hall project at the beginning of October and finished during the last week of November.
Two years ago, Peoples was commissioned to build a set of wooden benches for the pre-function space of The Sounds in Gateway West, located on College Hill. The boxes serve as both seating and art pieces.
Another art project commissioned by Campus Living will get underway in 2018.
Nine students from ECU’s School of Art and Design submitted design proposals for a sculpture that will serve as the centerpiece of the College Hill Suites courtyard renovation.
Students Joe Han and Rachel van Schie were selected as finalists to create a 10-12-foot sculpture with the theme knowledge and learning.
The campus community was invited to view short videos by the artists and vote on the designs by Dec. 10 on campus living’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/campuslivingecu/.
Results of the voting will influence the final decision of the selection committee, which includes representatives from the College of Fine Arts and Communication, Campus Living, the Residence Hall Association and Facility Services.
The sculpture is set to be unveiled during a ceremony in August.