location: University of Maryland, Baltimore County Performing Arts & Humanities Building, Baltimore, Maryland
dimensions: 20' × 80' site, eight arches up to 30' in height
materials: Earthcasting (reinforced concrete with iron oxide cast in molds dug from the earth), granite, lights
Forum (2014) is a sculpture by American artist Thomas Sayre. Installed at the new Performing Arts & Humanities Building at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, Forum delineates an outdoor gathering place with large vertical earthcast arches, smaller square granite seating elements, and soft evening lighting. Designed as a metaphor for the content which links the performing arts with the humanities, the sculpture also creates an inviting outdoor space—part stage, part gathering place—for a community to engage with one another.