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.

Latent Energy will depict a series of molecules rising out of the ground and extending overhead. Each molecule is made up of acrylic spheres in varying sizes that represent individual atoms. During the day sunlight will stream through the frosted acrylic walls creating a diffused glow of light and shadow patterns. In the late afternoon and evening, brilliantly colored lighting will activate the sculpture drawing attention to the new building.

The fabrication process for this particular piece begins with the construction of a full-scale prototype of two atoms. In the gallery below you will get a glimpse of the prototype we’ve created. Check back for more updates as we begin construction on the final sculpture.

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