Client: Oregon State University
Location: Corvallis, OR, United States
Completion date: 2016
Artwork budget: $400,000
Constructive Interference is a sculpture designed to engage members of the OSU community in active learning, by presenting a mystery to their senses: a static object that appears, impossibly, to be moving.
The sculpture is a metaphor for how we exchange knowledge, how synthesis of apparently different ﬁelds widens our perspective, and how investigation deepens our understanding of the reality in which we live.
Constructive Interference is composed of two large patterned sheets of steel, designed to create a rapidly changing visual interference effect as viewers pass by. The dimensions are 30′ wide and 17′ high.
The goal of this project was to create a large and dynamic wall-mounted artwork for this new building. As well, we wanted to create an artwork that was a metaphor for the learning process, as this building is called the Learning Innovation Center
We worked with the University, OR Public Art Coordinator, and the building architecture team to refine and integrate the sculpture into the building.