By Degrees, 2014
Perri wants to creatively engage the campus community through a dynamic, wind-activated artwork that cultivates a sense of clarity, focus, and perspective, while calling into question the place where one stands. The title, By Degrees, invokes the academic sense of the word and also the stages, levels, and points that one may traverse in the course of a lifetime. Metaphorically, this speaks to how one may embark on their education, choose a career, or simply decide where to go from here. Sometimes we feel as if we’ve been blown off course, only to be suddenly presented with clear paths we know are ours to be traveled.