Story Features MFA Alumna Virginia Maksymowicz

History Set in “Thirty Blocks” of Clay

UCSD alumna demystifies stories circulating her art installation.

By Emily Polachek for UC San Diego The Guardian on 28 May 2013

"Every day, students walk past various artworks placed throughout the UCSD campus, unaware of their stories. The story of a hidden clay installation called “Thirty Blocks” by visual artist Virginia Maksymowicz — a former UCSD graduate student from the class of 1977 — has survived for almost 40 years. However, as the years went by, its story has been either mythicized or forgotten, adding to the curiosity of students who happen to discover it. Today, the piece beckons students to remember its story and the historical significance of its existence. "

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