- Leeth named UAB School of Medicine assistant dean for strategic planning
- Coping with holiday grief
- New water plan saves big money
- Campus police offer holiday safety tips
- Alys Stephen Center Screens Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago
- Hospital feeds underprivileged new moms
- UAB’s Alys Stephens Center presents Yo-Yo Ma Dec. 6
- Southern Miss tops Blazers, 62-27, in season ending game
- Henry Panion selected for 2014 Alabama African-American History Calendar
- Enjoy Christmas at the Alys Dec. 2, “The Season’s First Jingle”
- Engineering’s Ning wins ASTM International award
- Collat School of Business unveils sign at celebration
- Heudebert elected master by American College of Physicians
- Anti-aging strategies can improve more than looks
- On campus ‘blackout’ taken in stride
Listen Less and More: an installation by Rob Clifton
Artist Rob Clifton’s installation, Listen Less and More, will be on display this week.
In Listen, Clifton draws the eye to nature by cloaking a space in Five Points with its autumnal expression. In a process called bundle drying, Clifton collects fallen leaves, bundles them in scrolls of paper, and imbues them with natural dyes. The process produces translucent phantoms of fall, impressions of leaves rich with color and reminding one of nature’s quiet presence amidst pumpkin pie and Halloween candy.
“The exhibit says something about listening to nature,” Rob explained. “Wondering ‘what does this mean?’ means you won’t get it. Stopping to absorb it is more important.”
Rob transformed the space across from the Highland Hotel on 20th Street while working furiously over the weekend. His brother Andrew Clifton and Isa Garbutt among many were on hand to provide assistance.
“I’m taking fractions, by playing with fractions I can show part and the whole,” he explained, hands gesturing to the pieces around him.
Listen Less and More will be open October 21 to 25 from 8 to 5. Thursday night will be the open house from 3:00 to 7:30. A DJ will perform on Friday.