Parts Nine through Twelve

Walk in the opposite direction of the archway along College Creek, and you will see a tiki.

9. Tiki

This tiki celebrates the contribution to the life of Whitman College of the many students from Hawaii and the Polynesian Islands.


Continue along College Creek to the end of the pond known as Lakum Duckum. In the shade of the trees, you'll see a work of Japanese inspiration.

10. The Stone Lantern

The Stone Lantern at the west end of Lakum Duckum was part of a Japanese garden presented to the college by Mr. and Mrs. Tokuzo Yasu of Tokyo in memory of their son Kinji's graduation from Whitman in 1962.

Stone Lantern

Look south across Boyer Avenue and see a colorful rainbow of steel and glass between the La Casa Hispaña and Fine Arts interest houses.

11. Imagination and Understanding Phusis and Techne, 2000, Doug Ludlow 04

Ludlow's inspiration for this piece of welded steel and panes of layered glass is the Golden Section, or Divine Proportion, which in nature relates to such forms as the nautilus shell and the sunflower blossom.

Imagination and Understanding Phusis and Techne

Walk west along Boyer, cross Otis Street and pass the Baker Center. You'll see the colorful statue Carnival, commonly known on campus as "Venus."

12. Carnival, 1997, Jim Dine.

An internation-ally known artist with roots in the Pop Art of the 1960s, Dine used a chain saw to form Carnival from a single tree, then cast it in bronze at the Walla Walla Foundry.

Carnival Venus

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