Convergence Fabrication

Convergence is a three-dimensional array of engineering equations cut out of steel ribbons designed for the Seamans Center South Annex at the University of Iowa. The sculpture is currently being fabricated with the help of our friends at Willis Metalcrafts. The goal for the sculpture is to create a monument to engineering that abstractly visualizes the process of thinking. Each ribbon depicts a series of equations moving through space akin to a student working through these ideas in their mind. From a distance, the sculpture will appear to be a […]

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Modern Luxury Silicon Valley

Brilliance, a series of six sculptures located in Palo Alto, was featured in the Arts & Philanthropy issue of Modern Luxury Silicon Valley! You can read the article below or you can check out the entire issue here.

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More Latent Energy Fabrication Updates!

Latent Energy is back from powder coating and now our electronics team is hard at work installing the interactive lighting elements. Once completed, Latent Energy will make its way to Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas.

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Color Wash has been Completed!

The recently installed, Color Wash is located in Tucson, Arizona on the Pantano Wash Bridge. Color Wash is a colorful representation of water in the desert. People on the bridge see flowing stream of water, as they look at the art lengthwise. As they look straight up, the blue of the hanging panels blends with the blue of the Arizona sky. Check out these awesome photos of the completed Color Wash!

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Watercolor Wall!

We’ve recently completed another Watercolor Wall! Watercolor Wall is an illuminated, interactive sculpture. Watercolor Walls have been installed in hospitals and children’s’ museums across the country. The sculpture allows people to explore a rainbow of colors with just one touch. Visitors can paint the wall by pressing their fingers to the silver rings. By holding their hands to these touch sensitive points, they can change areas of the wall to different colors along a continuously variable spectrum. Colors leak between the regions in a manner similar to how watercolor paint […]

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Latent Energy Fabrication Update

Our fabrication team is still working hard on Latent Energy, the public art piece designed for Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. The individual molecules have taken shape and are now being attached to large vertical beams. The height of the sculpture will create a monumental experience for the students and faculty of Sam Houston State University. The next step of fabrication will be powder coating the stainless steel frame. Check back for more photos as we make progress on Latent Energy!

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Color Wash Install

Color Wash was installed this week at the Pantano Wash Bank and River Park in Tucson, Arizona. Color Wash is a colorful experience that presents the familiar image of flowing water in a new way. The public art installation adds vivid color to the already sculptural form of an arched bridge. Check back for photos of the completed project!

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Latent Energy Fabrication

We have begun fabrication on Latent Energy! This sculpture will be permanently installed in front of the brand new Fred Pirkle Engineering & Technology Center located at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. The new center marks the main entrance to the west side of SHSU. The sculpture will be made up of many acrylic spheres held together in a steel frame. The forms will represent molecules rising out of the ground. Our goal for this piece is to draw attention to the celebrated new facilities while creating an iconic gateway to the […]

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Visit Houston

Wings Over Water has been featured in the Spring/Summer issue of Visit Houston, The Official Visitors Guide! You can view the entire guide by downloading a digital copy here.

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Latent Energy Prototype

We are very excited to announce a new public art sculpture we are designing for Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. The piece will be installed outside the new Fred Pirkle Engineering & Technology Center located at the west entrance of the campus. The center will house new facilities for the Department of Agricultural and Industrial Sciences. Our goal was to design a work of art that celebrates The Fred Pirkle Engineering & Technology Center and SHSU’s signature programs while also creating an iconic entry point to the SHSU campus. […]

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Best of Instagram!

We love seeing your photos of our public art on social media. This week we collected some of our favorite shots from instagram to share. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #creativemachines when posting online so we don’t miss any of your awesome photos!

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Flam Chen – The Fisher’s Wish

Flam Chen’s production of The Fisher’s Wish was a marvelous success! We are thrilled that we could provide a venue for such a magical performance. Here are some photos from the event courtesy of Warren Van Nest –

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MOXI’s Grand Opening was a Huge Success!

MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation is now open! The grand opening was on February 25th and was a huge success! MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation features exhibits that inspire creativity and wonder, encouraging kids of all ages to learn new things and challenge their minds. MOXI emphasizes STEAM learning; STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking.

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TEDxTucson: Breathing Fire

We had a wonderful time hosting TedXTucson’s first salon of the year, Breathing Fire. We were able to provide an intimate setting for an awesome group of artists, entertainers and speakers. The Salon experience gives audience members an opportunity to connect with speakers and other performers while exploring and discussing ideas worth spreading. Here are a few photos from the event-

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Stories Interweave Installed in Aurora, Colorado!

Last week, Stories Interweave, was completely installed under the Colfax Avenue Bridge in Aurora, CO. The 8 brilliantly lit chandelier sculptures were all hung under the bridge so they can be seen glowing at all times of day. After sunset, when the glowing effect is most apparent, it’s easy to read the words and phrases that make up each of the panels. The words are stories gathered from immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers residing in Aurora and describe their personal experiences, but also reflect larger universal themes of change and […]

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MOXI Phase 2 Install!

We’ve just finished another round of install in Santa Barbara, CA for MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation! This phase of installation included Sound Machine, a ball machine exhibit inspired by the audiokinetic sculptures of George Rhoads, Handprint Globe, Build it, Test it, Race it, Giant Guitar, Innovation Wall and more. While our rotating installation team is working hard in Santa Barbara, we are wrapping up fabrication on many of the exhibits here in the shop. Many of the exhibits we have left will be shipping in the […]

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Creative Machines is now on Instagram!

Go check out our new Instagram page at www.instagram.com/creativemachines! We’ll be updating it regularly with behind the scenes photos and videos of all of our current projects!

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Creative Machines featured in BizTucson!

Creative Machines has been featured in the Winter 2017 Edition of BizTucson Magazine. The article highlights our newest public art piece, Wings Over Water (Houston, TX) – the driving force behind its creation as well as the process of fabrication and installation. It also includes information about the move to our new building some of our upcoming projects. Pick up your copy at any of the locations listed on their website or check out the online version, here.

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Wings Over Water Complete!

We have been working for over a year on Wings Over Water with Houston First Corporation and Houston Arts Alliance and are pleased to announce its completion! The concept for the sculpture was inspired by the theme of migration, which is one of the governing metaphors behind the architectural re-design of the convention center. The connection between avian and human migration reflects Houston’s diverse population. The sculpture features 32 wings that continuously beat creating the sense of progress and movement over the Fountain of the Americas. The fountain will cycle […]

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