Bridge over Troubled Waters

Donald Drumm’s “Bridge over Troubled Waters,” the BGSU Kent State / Jackson State memorial sculpture, is, as I said earlier, hidden in plain sight. This shot, with snow piled around it and a trash barrel tucked underneath, is unfortunately characteristic of the sort of attention it gets on campus. Drumm created a number of sculptures for the campus, designed the murals for the exterior of Jerome Library, and also, if I recall correctly, contributed a number of book cover illustrations for the Popular Press. The memorial statue currently stands on the corner, between lots A and G, right beside the one-room schoolhouse that is now the Educational Memorabilia Center (about where the number “39” appears on this map.) It appears, however, that it was originally at another location. The picture below, which is from an earlier period, is pretty obviously not at the same spot.

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