Paper Clip sculpture

Asunder since Jan 4, 2008 when a ferocious windstorm ripped through campus, the sculpture titled “Joined Together, Let No Man Split Asunder” – affectionately called the “Giant Paperclip” – has returned to campus. It returns to a new home, in the Sherwood entry plaza. Crews installed the 14-foot, 1650-pound, aluminum alloy sculpture on Wednesday, Aug. 26, using fork lifts, furniture dollies and sheer muscle.

The piece is the work of Ed Humpherys, professor of art, emeritus, who taught at Whitman from 1973 to 1997. It had been located between Mem and Penrose, amidst giant trees that led to its demise.

Read here about what happened when Mother Nature split it asunder.