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Bye-bye to Flickinger's Bonisteel 'Bundle'

A temporary outdoor sculpture on North Campus will be removed this summer, University Planner Sue Gott has announced. "Bundle," created in 1997 by Paul Flickinger (1997 master of fine arts) when he was a master's candidate in the School of Art & Design, was built of 120 red pine trunks on the knoll overlooking the northwest curve of Bonisteel Boulevard near the School of Music. The wood from the 40 foot-by 8 foot sculpture will be cut into woodchips for use on campus grounds. "'Bundle' has been enjoyed by many people over the past six years," Gott says. "Originally, it was intended to be in place for one year. However, many people enjoyed it so it was allowed to remain. Recently, the public has been able to watch nature take its course as the piece progressively has disintegrated, and now it needs to be removed." The sculpture is part of a large collection of outdoor public art on the University campus. Most pieces can be viewed in person or by visiting the Outdoor Campus Sculptures Web site, (Photo by Martin Vloet, U-M Photo Services)


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