Photo of Sculpture

The New Guinea Sculpture Garden
at Stanford

During the summer of 1994, 10 master carvers from Papua New Guinea worked in residence to create a permanent outdoor sculpture garden of New Guinea Art at Stanford University.

Jim Mason, Project Director and graduate student in anthropology, is responsible for bringing the artists from the Middle Sepik River Region of Papua New Guinea to Stanford.

The project is not an attempt to recreate a traditional New Guinea environment but, according to Mason, "an opportunity to experiment with and reinterpret New Guinea aesthetic perspectives within the new context of a Western public art space."

(The photographs included in this Web project are not intended to be a comprehensive documentation of all of the works present at the site.)
Mike Peters