Last week, we finished the install of our latest art piece Convergence! This hanging sculpture has been installed in the University of Iowa Seaman’s Center. Convergence is a three-dimensional array of engineering equations cut out of steel ribbons. 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 series of […]
The Din Don restoration and re-installation at Kobe Harborland is now complete! The immense sculpture is now ready to delight viewers once again. Check out the entire restoration process here: Update 1, Update 2, Update 3.
Last week, we had a small team of Creative Machines members installing Convergence! Convergence features 7 giant steel ribbons that hang within the Iowa Seaman’s Center atrium. Convergence is an artwork exploring the language of engineering meant specifically to engage engineers. The piece invites students and the general public to decipher the piece searching for equations they know and wondering about the equations they don’t. As a student moves through their degree program, they will begin to recognize new equations making Convergence a piece that they can return to time […]
Check out some exclusive images of the whimsical devices to be included in one of our upcoming Ball Machine Sculptures! Stay tuned for more details and images as we get closer to installation.
Earth’s Blanket continues fabrication! Similar to the construction of Latent Energy, Earth’s Blanket is composed of a powder coated stainless steel and aluminum support structure, illuminated acrylic hemispheres and custom electronics. This small series includes six interactive sculptures that represent important small molecules: water, carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, ozone and freon-12.The molecules are arranged around the Colorado State University Chemistry Building and Science Quad in an array that invites exploration and socialization.
Our ball machine team began the rigorous process of restoring the towering Din Don ball machine in 2016. After many years of bringing enjoyment and glee to thousands of shoppers, the sculpture required some general maintenance, repairs and a good cleaning. The monumental sculpture was disassembled, crated, and shipped to Tucson, Arizona to begin its restoration. Now that the process is complete, the monumental kinetic piece of art is being re-installed in the Kobe Harborland shopping center in Kobe, Japan. Check out the installation process below! And if you missed […]
Convergence fabrication is complete! All of the ribbons have been powdercoated and are being prepped for shipment. Convergence will be installed at the University of Iowa Seaman’s Center in Iowa City, IA. Check out photos of the process below and stay tuned for completed photos in the coming weeks!
Latent Energy has recently been installed in front of the Fred Pirkle Engineering & Technology Center at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas! The center is home to new facilities for the Department of Agricultural and Industrial Sciences. Latent Energy depicts a hydrocarbon molecule rising out of the ground reaching the height of the surrounding buildings. The iconic sculpture celebrates the Fred Pirkle Engineering & Technology Center and SHSU’s signature programs. During the day, the acrylic spheres that make up the molecules will pick up sunlight and glow softly. […]
Sprouts is taking shape as fabrication continues! Once completed, Sprouts will be installed at the Phoenix Children’s Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona. Check out photos of the process below!
Latent Energy has made it to Huntsville, Texas! Our team Kim Kwasny and Brandon Toland are hard at work installing the massive hydrocarbon molecule. The sculpture is being installed in front of the Fred Pirkle Engineering & Technology Center located at the west entrance of Sam Houston State University. We can’t wait to see the finished piece!
We are in the process of creating a series of sculptures for the Phoenix Children’s Hospital in Phoenix, AZ. Sprouts is a series of perforated, curvilinear sculptures that reference the form of a plant shoot or sprout, but at a monumental scale. The field of sculptures creates an abstract yet referential environment that invites people to interact with the piece by moving in and around it. The subtle perforation is made up of different sized circles, rotated and skewed slightly to provide the illusion of small water droplets hitting the […]
Stories Interweave was featured in RTD’s Art-N-Transit, an artistic journey through Aurora. Check out Stories Interweave and all of the other awesome public artworks along RTD’s transit system on their website by clicking here.
Latent Energy is on its way to Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas! We can’t wait to see the massive sculpture installed in front of the all new Fred Pirkle Engineering & Technology Center.
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 […]
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.
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.
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!
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 […]
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!
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!