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ECU professor Hanna Jubran's sculpture was selected as Best in Show at a Charlottesville, Va., competition. The winning work, pictured above, will remain on display through September 2006. (Contributed photo)

Jubran Wins Best in Show

Hanna Jubran, a sculpture professor at East Carolina University, was awarded best in show this month for his work, Mountain Landscape.

Jubran won the Great Eastern Management Prize for Best in Show 2005-2006 from the ArtInPlace Foundation of Charlottesville, Va.

Landscapes are often depicted in two-dimensional formats, Jubran said, and he wanted to challenge himself to capture a landscape in a three-dimensional format.

The circle represents either the sun rising or setting, and the diagonal forms represent the clouds, mountains or the horizon, he said.

“Although this sculpture is painted specific colors, its hues change depending on the time of day and season,” Jubran said. “They also change as you move around the sculpture and as its relation to the background shifts. Between nature and the sculpture I am condensing time and space.”

The painted steel sculpture, located on Emmet Street near Barracks Road in Charlottesville, will be on display through September 2006. Jubran shares the best in show title with another sculptor.

This page originally appeared in the Dec. 9, 2005 issue of Pieces of Eight. Complete issue is archived at