Jennison Sculpture “Synapse-Soleil” officially unveiled

On Wednesday 22nd October at 5 pm outside the School of Engineering and Digital Arts, the Jennison Sculpture entitled ‘Synapse-Soleil’ was officially unveiled by Dr Louise Naylor, Director, Unit for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching in front of a large community including students, alumni, staff, former staff and friends of EDA, The sculpture was made possible through the kind generosity of university benefactor John Washington and Creative Campus and was designed by Michael Green and Sam Frewer, Assistant Lecturers and PhD Candidates in EDA.

The Synapse-Soleil sculpture evokes the Russian constructivist work of Tatlin’s Monument to the Third International (c.1919). The sculpture’s framework of intertwining strands are symbolic of the various disciplines within the School. A smooth orb forms the structure’s focal point, representing the present day as it reflects its surroundings.

Complementing the plinth’s trapezoid shape, the sculpture’s ascending strands exemplify the School’s commitment and passion for academic growth and personal development. At its core, a bold curve is the main artery running through Synapse-Soleil. It represents the University, nurturing and supporting the School’s growth in delivering a first class learning experience.