Still Life With Anteaters

Peter the Anteater has evolved over the years, but the likeness freshly emblazoned on UCI’s water tower by painter Paul Borne is closest to the “B.C.” comic strip character that originally inspired the offbeat mascot. In contrast, a more lifelike depiction cast in bronze by artist Billy Fitzgerald stands watch just outside the Bren Events Center. The 8½-foot-long and 430-pound sculpture is a gift from the Class of 1987 and was installed in January 1988.