Winged Euonymus Fountain by David Phillips (1990) Goddard Hall/Communications Building

Photos by Stephen Horvath

Winged Euonymus refers to an ornamental bush native to Northeast Asia and incorporated more recently into the New England landscape.  Though one might imagine Phillips’ large granite fountain resting among the bushes in a formal Chinese garden, he created a contemplative garden haven here, tucked close to Goddard Hall. Our experience of Winged Euonymus is enhanced by the sight and sound of flowing water over its surface.  Phillips contrasted the organic, natural cut of the granite and movement of water with hand-sculpted triangular patterns atop the fountain surface.