Architectural Installation by Senior Sophie Nitkin Shown at Wellesley College

March 8, 2010

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WELLESLEY, Mass.— Wellesley College senior Sophie Nitkin, an architecture major, recently showcased the product of her independent study on architectural sculpture and three-dimensional design.

“The installation was inspired by the poem ‘The Lighthouse’ by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,” she said. “I spent the semester creating a visual representation of what that poem meant to me.”

Nitkin built four towers out of felt, glue and plexiglass, and lit them from the inside. Each tower stood between six and 12 feet tall. The work was on view in the Tau Zeta Epsilon house, home of the Art and Music Society at Wellesley.

Since 1875, Wellesley College has been a leader in providing an excellent liberal arts education for women who will make a difference in the world. Its 500-acre campus near Boston is home to 2,300 undergraduate students from all 50 states and 75 countries.