Designer, painter and
sculptor Hu Hung-Shu will be in residence and give three free, public
presentations at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point March 25-27.
the residency, Hung-Shu will demonstrate his theory of “form follows action”
(rather than form follows function), and his own definition of “organic
geometry” to create inventive and successfully designed products. The first
presentation on Tuesday, March 25, will focus on design work, sculpture, public
art and oil painting from 5-7 p.m. in room 221 of the Noel Fine Arts Center.
Wednesday, March 26, he will work with art students in the Noel Fine Arts
Center courtyard from noon until 2:30 p.m., exploring basic design. The last
presentation on Thursday, March 27, focuses on Hung-Shu’s organic geometry and
form follows action design theories. It will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in room 221
of the Noel Fine Arts Center.
visit is sponsored by the SCULPT student group, Division of Interior
Architecture and College of Fine Arts and Communication.
is a professor emeritus at the University of Iowa, where he headed the Design
Department from 1968 until his retirement in 2003. He authored the book “Basic
Design: The Cultivation of Wisdom, Reason and Sensibility” in both English and