Conversation I was a gift accepted in 2019 from Professor Emeritus of Music, Piano Performance, Cleveland Page. He was also the chair of the School of Music's piano division for more than a decade.1
The artist, Nancy Frankel, is a noted regional artist whose works are included in public spaces and private collections. Conversation I was previously installed at Professor Page's residence in Washington, D.C., initially as part of the Arts in Foggy Bottom Outdoor Sculpture Biennial in 2010. It is currently in the music courtyard area at The Clarice and additional landscaping will be installed in 2019 to complete the installation, Sarcococca hookeriana var. humilis and Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam'