CONNECTION Southeastern Louisiana University Computer Science & Technology

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Client: Louisiana Division of the Arts | Office of Cultural Development | Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism

Location: Hammond, LA, United States

Completion date: 2021

Artwork budget: $100,000

Project Team

Artist

Alexander Tylevich

Tylevich Studio

Fabrication

Jan Peters

Peters Studio

Installation

David Wagner

Glassblade Consultants

Overview

As a visible and kinetic element, the first-floor ceiling fan may not be the first architectural detail we mention in the interior, but it is the first one we see.
The new suspended art composition, Connection, evolves from
this surprising focal point and spirals upward.
Here, artwork and viewer form an immediate relationship

Goals

The eye travels across six glass arcs composed of bent dichroic glass, which interact with the building’s architecture and engage all three levels.
These suspended glass elements symbolically welcome visitors at the first-floor entrance, extending upward toward the second floor.
At the third floor, three suspended glass arcs further interact with the interiors.
The artwork guides viewers toward a unique and comprehensive experience within the built space, fostering a sense of interrelation with one’s surroundings

Process

Creation, fabrication, and installation of this artwork was a seamless collaborative process between artist Alexander Tylevich, Peters GlassStudio, and David Wagner and his on-site installation crew. We worked together to convey the artwork's poetry through the highest degree of technical precision. One interpretation for the artwork is that of a playful tree-house across the building's three stories — this metaphor of joy and invention is upheld by an exacting and innovative approach to engineering