Daniil Shumikhin / Working title The Сolumn
Through the centuries, the column has been supporting human constructions and bridging the sky and the earth. Mimicking nature, the human has granted the column various meanings, calling it the Tree of Life, the World Tree, and decorating it with floristic elements.
In Melitopol, one may encounter many columns and their types built in the different times of the city's existence. Among them, the columns of the Tavria State Agrotechnological University stand out. Their capitals are decorated with ions, petals, and ears of wheat, intimate and intelligible to the Ukrainians symbols of prosperity and fertility.