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2012         53' high 4' 9" diameter at top, 21' diameter at bottom

material: stainless steel, steel, epoxy paint, LEDs
site: Oklahoma State University, Tulsa, OK
fabrication and installation: Junoworks, Denver, CO
lighting design and installation: Roger Smith, Phoenix, AZ
sculpture engineering: Martin/ Martin, Loveland, CO
plaza design: Crafton Tull, Tulsa, OK
CAD modeling: Born Illustration,Boston, MA
commissioned by the City of Tulsa and the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
funded by the City of Tulsa and Oklahoma Art in Public Places
photographs by Will Howcroft

The setting is the plaza between a college specializing in medicine and forensics education and a city police forensics laboratory.

The sculpture serves both as an outdoor room and as a signifier for the varieties of knowledge pursued within the adjacent buildings. Graphic references to forensics, medicine, and pedagogy comprise the walls of the epic conical form. The allusions are alternately clear and arcane, epic and subtle: a human heart and brain are anchored by a long chain of DNA; a neuron intermingles with an EKG, which in turn is echoed by the Tulsa skyline; Platonic solids tumble amongst molecules for caffeine, alcohol and glucose.

The central location of the sculpture with its copious seating options encourages conviviality, while its scale and graceful asymmetrical proportions inspire contemplation. Viewers looking up from beneath the sculpture may draw parallels between our interest in the expansive mysteries of the universe and our quest for concrete knowledge here on earth.


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