Open your heart to the Martha Cook Building by giving a heart!
To celebrate the 90th anniversary of this historic women’s residence hall, internationally renowned artist and MCB alumna Edwina Jaques ’70 designed and given a modern sculpture of a woman to be housed in MCB’s foyer.
You can add a heart to the skirt of the statue and help preserve the Martha Cook Building.
Hearts are available in 3 sizes in either ivory or gold leaf for the following donations:
The work of art is a life-sized female figure with welcoming arms. Her body is created from fiberglass, polymer, clay, Italian mosaic tiles, and semi-precious gems. An overskirt of hand-knotted linen cord holds clay hearts signed by alumnae and friends of MCB.
Edwina received her BFA (1970) and MFA (1975) from U-M. Her most recent work, The Lady of Abertillerary was funded by the Arts Council of Wales, the Prince’s Trust, and the Millennium Fund. A framed artwork Paper Dolls, first exhibited at the U S National Gallery is on permanent display at U-M’s Lane Hall for Women’s Studies.