'Sculpture at Evergreen'
Cindy Kelly, director of the university's historic houses
and university collections, walks up to a secluded and
overgrown patch of the Evergreen House grounds. She points
to a recently completed sculpture, a sort of fencelike
design made of sticks and vines that snakes between two
tulip poplars. The structure is woven seamlessly into the
environment, so much so that from afar it appears merely to
be part of the natural vegetation. Nature, not a solid
cement block, is this sculpture's pedestal.
"Do you see how it vanishes into nothing?"
Kelly says, gesturing to one end of the work. "You think
many of those sticks are just naturally occurring there, and
then you realize, no, it is part of the piece. It just comes
and goes, ebbs and flows. It is such a beautiful poetry. I
am absolutely struck by it."
State exec gets top budget
Frederick W. Puddester, secretary of the Maryland Department
of Budget and Management and the cabinet official
responsible for the state's $19 billion budget, human
resources management and information technology, will leave
state service after 21 years to become chief budget officer
of the university.
Puddester, 45, will begin work June 1 as
executive director of budget and financial planning and
analysis. In that role, he will prepare and monitor the
university's budget of nearly $2 billion and, in
collaboration with the administration and the deans and
directors of Hopkins divisions, prepare the annual five-year
He also will construct the university's
capital plan, conduct special studies on financial issues
and serve as primary staff liaison to the Finance Committee
of the board of trustees.
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