Students help bring an artwork to life

Shaun Griffith and Kelsey Dettmann, students in UWM’s School of Architecture and Urban Planning, got a unique opportunity this summer. They got to work with New York-based artist Matthias Neumann, helping build his contribution to Sculpture Milwaukee, an 18-month, open-air art exhibition throughout downtown Milwaukee.

Griffith and Dettmann assembled Neumann’s architecturally inspired artwork outside the Wisconsin Center on Wisconsin Avenue.

“It’s very different to see a design on paper than to make it in real life,” Griffith said. “It’s a great experience.”