The last day I had my graduation regalia, Dear Husband and I went to campus to take some informal photographs. One of those became my "graduation portrait." Here are two more.
1) The line stretched around the corner in front of the Alma Mater, but on a tip we went to the art and design school, whose students had created a paper-mache replica. DH took the photo as if I had climbed onto her pedestal and he were standing below. I don't know whose head you can see under her arm.
2) I have always liked the statue in front of the Krannert Art Museum, because it reminds me of Paul Klee's painting Angelus Novus (1920), which Walter Benjamin described as the angel of history in "Theses on the Philosophy of History" (1940).
|Image credit: Wikicommons|
So it's not supposed to be an Alma-Mater pose I'm doing but rather angel arms (or wings). The statue's name is really "Initiation," which is also appropriate for marking my initiation into the storied realm of doktorhood. That's Frau Doktor to you!