KEEPING TIME, cast bronze, 12’ x 3’ x 3’

Keeping time is an integral part of our lives and the field of music. This sculpture is to be a work that celebrates the musical richness of the community and commemorates the role music plays in enriching and enhancing our lives. It will serve as a functional component to the community by recording the time. Cast on the surface of the sculpture shaft or gnomon (Greek for ‘the one who shows the shadow’) will be images of great local, regional, and international renowned musicians including Bill Monroe as well as images of traditional Bluegrass musical instruments.

Aaron Lee Benson Jackson, TN

Professional Vita

Associate Professor, Union University, Jackson, Tennessee, 1996-present
Assistant Professor, Shorter College, Rome, Georgia, 1991-1996

Selected Public Installations

BETHEL, City of Jackson, Jackson, Tennessee, 2002
SCAR, Union University, Jackson, Tennessee, 2001
EAST GATE OF EDEN, Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park, Chicago, Illinois, 2004
DUST TO DUST, State University of New York, Fredonia, 2003

Selected Collections

Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind, Talladega
City of Rome, Georgia
Corporation for Olympic Development, Atlanta, Georgia
Trump Corporation, Knoxville, Tennessee
Wheaton College, Illinois


MFA, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1990
BS, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1986
BFA, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1984

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09/30/2005 Design by Jason Hayden and Gary A. Adams

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