Every branch of research at Rutgers University’s Biomedical Engineering Building relates in some way to the human body. Signal simultaneously embodies the human form and serves as a metaphor for scientific inquiry.
The core sculptural image is a running figure inspired by Eadweard Muybridge’s 19th c. motion studies.
Comprised of stacked steel pipes, this form reveals itself dynamically depending on the viewer’s location. Stasis and motion; realism and abstraction.
In this manner it also echoes issues of perception, focus and relativity inherent in scientific research.
Signal was fabricated by Bob’s Welding and Fabrication, Central Falls, RI.