Parts Five through Eight

Back toward Ankeny Field and Maxey Hall, you will see a dark brown metal sculpture.

5. Lava Ridge, 1978, Lee Kelly

A noted artist from Oregon City, Ore., Kelly draws inspiration from ancient and contemporary sources. This steel sculpture was acquired in 2002 with funds from the Garvin Family Art Fund.

Lava Ridge

Follow the sidewalk on the east end of Maxey Hall, and you will see two totem poles.

6. The Benedict Totem was donated by Lloyd Benedict '41.

Benedict Totem Pole

Proceed along the sidewalk next to Lyman House. On the right, you will see a multicircular sculpture.

7. Totem Pole, 2000, Jewell Praying Wolf

A master carver of the Lummi Nation of Native Americans of northwestern Washington, James carved the 24-foot totem from western red cedar in a combination of Coast Salish and Alaska Native styles.

Totem Pole by Jewell Praying Wolf

Cross College Creek via the 1918 bridge, a gift from the Class of 1908. To your left is the entrance to Cordiner Glen, also known as "Narnia," created in 1968 to honor Gwyneth Lewis Cordiner '22, spouse of Ralph J. Cordiner '22.

8. The basalt archway

The basalt archway leading into "Narnia" is part of the landscaping provided by the Class of 2002 to create a meditation grove in the glen. It was designed by Thomas Berger of Seattle, Whitman's landscape architect.

Bassalt Gateway to Narnia

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