Douglass Dean's Colloquia Featuring Alice Aycock DC'68

Douglass Dean's Colloquia Featuring Alice Aycock DC'68

Wednesday - 5/17/17

On April 6, 2017, Douglass alumna Alice Aycock DC’68 returned to campus as a lecturer for the Douglass Dean’s Colloquium and to celebrate the restoration of her sculpture on the Douglass campus, “The Miraculating Machine in the Garden.”

Alice is a sculptor and installation artist, and was an early artist in the land art movement in the 1970s. Describing her pieces as architectural and mechanical fantasies that combine logic and imagination, she has created many large-scale works that are exhibited around the world. Two pieces of her artwork are on display at Rutgers, "The Miraculating Machine in the Garden" next to the Mabel Smith Douglass Library, and "The Tuning Fork Oracle," located at the Civic Square Building on Livingston Avenue in downtown New Brunswick.

During the afternoon of her visit, Alice met with a select group of Douglass students at the Mabel Smith Douglass Library. She shared with them her experiences as a Douglass student and how it influenced her decision to become an artist. 

In the evening, Alice was the featured speaker at the Douglass Dean’s Colloquium. She presented to students, alumni, and DRC staff, the changes in her artwork from the 1960s to the present, the creation process for her pieces, and how her art relates to the world. 

Read more about Alice’s Douglass Dean’s Colloquium lecture here