Steve Charles—Not even a week after The Bachelor published a front page article about the tradition of painting the Senior Bench, that landmark received the most artful treatment I’ve seen on it in my 13 years here.
Freshman Ryan Lutz was a member of the team with Unidos por Sangre, the Latino Organization at Wabash, that painted the bench, and he blogs about it here.
Kelvin Burzon painted the memorable Inca warrior on the back of the College landmark, and he had this to say about the project he completed along with art majors Aaron Cantu ’11 and Juan Diaz ’10 to mark Hispanic Heritage Month:
“I designed the bench in collaboration with Victor Nava ’10. It’s inspired by Heritage Month and the richness in color and symbols found in the Latin culture.
"Since Unidor por Sangre means United in Blood, we decided to do the illustration of an Inca, or a native indian, holding a heart, with the blood to represent our connections."
See a photo album with details from the Unidos por Sangre’s version of the Senior Bench here.