Faculty Row and Animal SpiritsReturn To List
Artist: Robert Garrison
Location: South High School
Collection: Public Art
Artwork Type: Carving
Description: South High School was designed following the Romanesque trend and (like Rockefeller Center) is adorned by local sculptor Robert Garrison. The two friezes above the main west door are entitled "Faculty Row" and "Animal Spirits." The first, on the exterior of the building, shows the principal in the center of a line of the entire faculty. On his right is the assistant principal, and the now nonexistent dean of girls is on his left. The second frieze, directly above the doors, depicts creatures that symbolize unscholarly behavior such as rubber-band shooting and gum chewing.