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Constellation Earth is a six-foot sphere of seven interdependent figures,symbolic of the seven continents. This sculpture is the fourth of the series of five, the third casting the first and only American sculpture to be placed in the World Peace Symbol Zone Peace Garden in Nagasaki, Japan.
Constellation Earth, the first sculpture in the Sculpture Education Program to be installed at Upper Iowa Universtiy, is located in the Sherer Spring Garden. The garden is dedicated to former UIU business professor Harvey C. Sherer, 1946.
Paul T. Granlund is recognized as a premier sculptor throughout the United States and abroad. His figurative bronze sculptures are enjoyed in private homes and in public settings from Minneapolis to Sydney, from Paris to Hong Kong. For the past 20 years, Granlund has lived and worked in St. Peter, MN, where he holds the position of sculptor-in-residence at Gustavus Adolphus College. Several books have been written about his work.