Like all campus material landscapes, campus sculptures have historical, traditional, cultural and social values that have enormous potential educational implications. The interpretation of the campus sculpture not only enables the students to grasp the environmental perception of a certain group but also grasps the influence of the design ideas, attitudes, emotions, and values of the specific culture from the sculpture works.
Most of the campus sculptures use abstraction and symbolism, metaphor and paradox. In particular, China’s campus sculptures are generally characterized by commemoration, symbolism, motivation, and decoration. They emphasize the aesthetics of thought, the importance of moral education, or the emphasis. Express human wisdom and the eternal pursuit of truth, goodness, and beauty.
Campus sculpture is a materialized spiritual carrier. It is the carrier of campus culture and reflects the spiritual and cultural level and moral quality requirements of a school. Therefore, the choice and placement of campus sculptures are also very important.
First of all, the choice of campus sculpture should conform to the cultural atmosphere of the campus. Our common sculptures on campus are scholars such as Marx and Engels, as well as some spiritual examples, such as Lei Feng and Jiao Yulu. These sculptures are in line with the cultural atmosphere of the campus.
The hidden education effect of campus sculpture is embodied in many aspects. Firstly, it is reflected in the influence of students’ value judgment. The traditional ethics of the celebrity avatar and the leading thought of the times are also outstanding. As a kind of spiritual carrier, campus sculpture has the attributes of words, which also reflects the spirit of “writing with words”. Each campus sculpture contains certain moral pursuits, which can have a great moral submergence effect on students, stimulate students’ emotional recognition of moral principles and moral norms, resonate, and aspire to moral ideals and moral construction. situation. In such an environment, under the influence of such a culture, students will naturally be encouraged to be proactive and innovative.