"Conscilience" (2006) is a 10 ft high by 50 ft long laminated glass wall, commissioned by the University of Houston, Clear Lake, Houston, TX. "Conscilience" means the unity of knowledge, and combines art and science, inviting multiple views, from close up, or from afar, on the second story walkway, between the Computer Sciences building and the Student Services building. "Conscilience" emphasizes the mystery of discovery in the universe, with the light in the glass materials coming to life, from the viewer's own motion. The seven life-size figures cut from the clear glass allows interaction and emphasizes our place in space.
Derix GlasStudios is an international German company, who for generations works with artists to create their vision of their architectural scale art works. Although skilled in many glass techniques, Derix GlasStudios had to master the unique laminated beaded glass technique, developed by the artist, who hired Derix GlasStudios to first fabricate, ship and last install, "Conscilience," a tour de force artwork.
Ann Troutner works independently, and stopped collaboration with paul Marioni, in 2007.
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