News • August 28, 2018

“Inspiration” sculpture unveiled at CBU

“Inspiration” sculpture unveiled at CBU  Riverside, Calif. (Aug. 28, 2018) – “Inspiration,” a sculpture created by Riverside artist Frank Heyming, was unveiled at California Baptist University on Aug. 28. Heyming donated the piece that is displayed between the walkway of the Wallace Theatre and the Alumni Dining Commons on the CBU campus.

The sculpture consists of three flames mounted on a burnished stainless steel pyramid atop a triangular concrete pedestal. During the day, the piece reflects the colors and natural lighting around it; at night, the sculpture is illuminated with soft LED white lights.

In remarks to the crowd present for the unveiling, Heyming spoke of his inspiration for the project.

“Like light, ideas also spring from the ether. I thought of inspiration as inspired by the [Holy] Spirit,” Heyming said.

Heyming read a passage from 1 Corinthians 12:4 and 7 displayed on a plaque next to the sculpture: “Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit. But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good (NASB).”

 “It is my hope that the sculpture, ‘Inspiration,’ achieves this aspiration and will inspire the creative genius in all of us,” Heyming said.

Dr. Ronald L. Ellis, president of CBU, said the sculpture was placed in the most trafficked area on campus so that students, faculty, staff and visitors could find encouragement through the art.  

“This artwork will inspire many generations to come at CBU. We are thankful to Frank for sharing his vision and allowing us to display his work,” Ellis said.

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