"The Bench"

Looks comfortable, no?
This beautifully carved piece has resided in our library, in various places, for many years.  Legend has it, if you fall asleep while studying in the torture device bench, you'll get an "A" on your next exam.  Never worked for me; it's a work of art but too cramped for my almost 6'4" frame...I could barely sit in it, much less sleep in it. 

(It did make for a good conversation starter when occupied by a cute co-ed. ;-)

All kidding aside, this truly is a beautiful piece and we are lucky to have it, as well as its creator, Roy Nydorf, Guilford College art professor (since 1978).  I can't imagine our library without this iconic and functional artwork. 

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