Craig Dan Goseyun, 1994
This bronze sculpture, 8 feet tall and weighing 3,000 pounds, signifies the importance of water to all living things. It is the gift of Clarence J. and Hazel M. Beck of Rye, N.H., to commemorate the 1994 centennial of Spooner Hall. He is a 1943 metallurgical engineering graduate and a pioneer in nuclear and atomic research; in 1992 he received the Distinguished Engineering Service Award.
Goseyun (b. 1960) cast the work at KU in the summer of 1994 in cooperation with sculptor Doug Warnock and several students. Goseyun, a San Carlos Eastern White Mountain Apache, is noted for his “Apache Spirit Mountain Dancer” series. His works are held by Haskell Indian Nations University; the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture in Santa Fe, N.M.; and the Autry Museum of Western Heritage in Los Angeles, among other collections.