Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Harvest Prayer Sculpture

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Institution Name: MidAmerica Nazarene University
Original/Historic Place Name: Harvest Prayer Sculpture
Location on Campus: campus mall
Date(s) of Construction:
1996original construction Stearman, Sam
Designer: Sam Stearman
Type of Place: Landscape site
Style: (Glossary)
Significance: history, landscape, religion
Narrative: see below
References: see below
1996-present (2006)outdoor space
1996-present (2006)other (sculpture)

The sculpture depicts a mid-western farming family. The farmer is praying to God for a good harvest, and the farmer's wife is holding a baby, standing tall as a symbol of strength. Surrounding the mall are native prairie grasses. This space is used during graduation services each year, and for the relaxation of the students. The sculpture is the work of a Nazarene artist living in Minnesota.


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