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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: A.W. Farrall Hall, Michigan State University

Artist Name: Nancy Truscott

City: East Lansing

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Subject/Title of Window: Living in Harmony with Nature

Brief Description of Subject: The window consists of twenty-four separate panels of a landscape setting with a mill that represents a human presence in harmony with nature. In the scene, a stream flows in the foreground behind a large tree on the far right. At the very far is a mallard duck and pair of deer. Off in the distance are rolling hills, scattered pine trees and an orderly grouping of trees, representing an orchard. A plaque hanging near the window notes that all the donors were department retirees, faculty, staff, students, and USDA personnel. The donors' names were etched onto the individual panels, but are difficult or impossible to see on the installed piece, which hangs high above the second floor staircase near the department office of Biosystems Engineering. Truscott has since examined the window and recalls that she has seen her own name etched on one panel, near the bottom left, but that none of the other donor names are visible. The window itself is also not easily visible from the outside of the building.

Height: 6'

Width: 12'

Living in Harmony with Nature
Living in Harmony with Nature
Mill and Stream
Mill and Stream
Tree and Mallard
Tree and Mallard

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