P has spent the last few summers teaching at Stanford. It’s a nice gig with interesting students and beautiful surroundings. At the end of the session, the program hosts a graduation ceremony for the students. This year it was held in The New Guinea Sculpture Garden, which houses some beautiful carvings from New Guinea carvers.

The ThinkerStanford and the Papua New Guinea artists in-residence collaborated on the carvings and the overall aesthetic of the garden. The focus was on a combination of traditional Papua New Guinea art in a western landscape. The combination of the Northern California landscape with the New Guinea traditional art makes for a peaceful and quiet retreat on campus.

It’s like taking a little vacation while strolling around campus. If you’re ever at Stanford, I recommend grabbing a cup of tea from the union and then strolling over and checking it out.