Art Professor A. E. Ted Aub recently unveiled yet another sculpture –a hand with a bird resting on it–that he created in memory of Jack Morse, a faculty member at Nazareth College. The sculpture was unveiled on the Rochester campus on December 23.
Jack Morse was a much-admired adjunct faculty member in the Nazareth College art department through much of the 1990s. He worked as a supervisor for student teachers and inspired many students. Seven years after his death, people contributed to a fund for a scholarship and this sculpture on the campus. Before coming to Nazareth, he was a long-time art teacher in the Webster, N.Y., school district.
Aub is in Seoul, Korea this semester. He is an award-winning sculptor who has worked at HWS since 1981. His work has been exhibited in prestigious juried art competitions throughout the U.S. and internationally, including a show at the Taiwan Museum of Art. Within the upstate New York region, Aub has been included in the Finger Lakes Exhibition at the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, the Everson Biennial in Syracuse, and the New York State Museum in Albany, among others. Aub's exhibited work is often described as abstract figuration, reflecting the formal and surreal influences of Elie Nadelman, Rene Magritte, and Rufino Tamayo.
Aub's commissioned works include several public sculptures such as the “When Anthony Met Stanton,” which portrays Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Amelia Bloomer. This sculpture was commissioned by Govenor George Pataki as a tribute to the women's suffrage movement and is set along Van Cleef Lake in Seneca Falls, N.Y. Aub's “Elizabeth Blackwell” resides on the Quad from which she graduated in 1849, and is an historical sculpture of the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States. He also completed a series of sculptures for the Village of Merrick Park in Coral Gables, Fla.