Water Carrier

The Water Carrier sculpture on a winter day

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.

Clarence Beck 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. A San Carlos Eastern White Mountain Apache, Goseyun 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.

Water Carrier

Spooner Hall
Lawrence, KS 66045

The Water Carrier sculpture, which signifies the importance of water to all living things, sits in front of Spooner Hall