Studying psychology at Macquarie has enriched Linda Klarfeld’s sculptures.
“At first I chose Macquarie for its great reputation in psychology, but it was seeing all the sculptures on campus that sealed the deal.”
Linda discovered her love of sculpting at the age of 12. After encouragement from her art tutor and family, she became a sculptor’s apprentice and travelled to Prague and New York. Linda returned to Australia to gain her tertiary education.
“I found psychopathology and behavioural psychology connected with sculpture. I also learned to observe people more closely,” says Linda. “I loved the flexibility at Macquarie and being taught in every subject by experts. Macquarie has a very positive energy.”
Linda’s statue 'The Graduate' is located on campus at Macquarie University, outside the graduation hall. The male statue now has a sister, located at the International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS).
The female graduate statue was unveiled at the recent annual ICMS graduation ceremony. “The statue is not a portrait as such, but is a symbol for all graduates. It expresses the feeling of freedom through your own effort and determination.”
Unveiling the new graduate statue at the International College of Management, Sydney at Manly
Linda Klarfeld with The Graduate located on Macquarie's North Ryde campus
ICMS is located on magnificent grounds overlooking Manly Beach. ICMS opened in 1996 with just 62 students. It now has over 750 enrolled students from 60 nations, and has educated more than 1000 Diploma and Bachelor graduates.
Linda aims to convey the importance and symbolism of graduation. “My sculptures are a tribute and an inspiration for students.”
For further information about psychology at Macquarie, visit the website. Study opportunities are also available at Macquarie’s partner institute, the International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS).