Aceso and Iaso

Submitted by Josh Garber

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Client: Georgia Tech University

Location: Atlanta, GA, United States

Completion date: 2018

Artwork budget: $90,000

Project Team

Artist

Josh Garber

Josh Garber

Architect

Micheal Waechter

Waechter Architects

Structural Engineer

Steve Kibler

Steve Kibler

Installer

Dennis Callahan

Callahan and Associates

Overview

These two pieces were made out of welded stainless steel bar and were installed on the Georgia Tech campus. Aceso is 62 x 74 x 75 inches. Iaso is 60 x 73 x 76 inches. The titles refer to the Greek Goddesses of health.

Goals

Both pieces are being made out of stainless steel bar and are based on the there blood cell, the macrophage.It is meant to be an homage to the biomedical researchers at the Engineered Biosystems Building who are working on cures for implacable diseases

Process

The process was an extensive collaborative effort between myself, the structural engineer, and the site architect. I welded several thousand 2 inch stainless steel bars were welded over a substructure.