Every one knows the Amphitheater correct? I have attended the wedding of Barb and Tuck here and also the informal night before, SHHS graduation farewell celebration the high school where both my children, now adults graduated from. Swarthmore has many connections to the community. Do you know the official origin of the Amphitheater?
The Scott Outdoor Amphitheater was given by Thomas McCabe Class of 1915 and constructed in 1941 in tribute to Arthur Hoyt Scott, Class of 1895 and his lifelong interest in nature. It is probably one of the most popular spots on campus for students and visitor's.
What can we learn from nature?
The Peace Wall
Honor of Edith Wilder Scott 1896
Nature Never Did Betray The Heart That Loved Her
Translation: May Peace Prevail on Earth
Fountain Affectionately Dedicated: The Chinese Naval Officers Whose Presence and Spirit as Students at Swarthmore College Have Symbolized the Bonus of Friendship and Democracy That Unite Our Two Countries. November 1 1943..........June 25 1944.
At first glance, I say it is a whale or a fish of some kind. What do you see? Take a second look from the other side. A monk, a scholar or perhaps someone like you and I, just out to relax and enjoy a day in the sun. There is probably an exact explanation of what this sculpture is but today I prefer to offer my own interpretation for I feel that is what art is. I make you think and feel.
It is always a good thing to explore the world around you. You may see or learn something new any day of the week. It is the nature of things.