The Textor Disc sculpture was created by Jack Squier and mounted on the top of Textor Hall at Ithaca College in 1967.
Also known as the Textor Ball or Textor Fish, the silver-colored 10-foot (or 3-metre) high circular abstract sculpture is carved from styrofoam supported on a steel frame, which was then covered in fiberglass and finished in aluminium leaf.
The Disc is a version of an earlier smaller sculpture created by Squier in a series called Heads. Ithaca College president Howard Dillingham commissioned the larger work as a centerpiece for the campus. It was funded by David C Mandeville, who became a college trustee, in memory of his grandfather, Hubert Mandeville.
Professor Squier taught sculpture at Ithaca’s Cornell University for 47 years.