The plaque reads as follows:
RALPH JOHNSON (B. 1925, VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON)
Bronze with Patina, unique cast; 93 1/4 x 24 x 26 1/2 Richard L. Nelson Gallery & the Fine Arts Collection, Department of Art, University of California, Davis, Gift of the artist. (M88-2-20S)
This work preserves an early welded metal sculpture by the artist that stood on campus from the early 1960s until 1982. Deteriorating from "metal rot", the piece was reworked by the artist and cast in bronze with funds provided by the office of the chancellor. Ralph Johnson taught in the Department of Art from 1957 until 1988.