Digital sculptor Bridgette Mongeon to visit Penn State Behrend

September 23, 2015

ERIE, Pa. — Ever wonder what it would be like to attend the Mad Hatter’s tea party? Bridgette Mongeon has as good an idea as anyone.

The digital sculptor is currently designing a life-size bronze replica of the party in honor of the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland.” The sculpture, which will be completed in 2016, will eventually be installed in Evelyn’s Park in Bellaire, Texas. Mongeon will discuss this project and others when she visits Penn State Behrend for a special presentation at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 28, in Reed Auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public, and reserved parking for attendees will be available in the Reed lot.

“I call the sculpture ‘Move One Place On.’ It is what the Mad Hatter says in the middle of the tea party,” Mongeon writes in an interview on her official website. “I want it to become a custom that when visitors visit the sculpture someone cries, ‘Move One Place On,’ and all of the guests will switch spots.”

Mongeon began experimenting with sculpture more than 20 years ago. Since then, she has sculpted numerous celebrities, children, adults and pets.

Her first solo book, “3D Technology in Fine Art and Craft: Exploring 3D Printing, Scanning, Sculpting and Milling,” will be released later this month. In the book, she describes the digital and traditional processes that she and other artists are now applying to their art.

For additional information, contact Heather Cole, lecturer in digital arts, at 814-898-6420 or htm2@psu.edu.

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Last Updated September 30, 2015