Introspection

Submitted by David Gappa

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Client: Center for BrainHealth

Location: Dallas, TX, United States

Completion date: 2017

Artwork budget: $700,000

Project Team

Industry Resource

Matt Price

MP Custom Fabrication

Industry Resource

Todd Graham

Gemini Light & Sound

Artist

David Gappa

Gappa Glass

Overview

The Neuron installation is approximately 60ft x 40ft x 8ft. Each of the 175 handblown glass spires is approximately 5'-6″ long and connected to a brushed stainless steel structure with DMX programmable LED lighs within. Above the 175 glass spires are 1,050 glass spheres suspended from a lattice work of stainless steel.

Goals

"Introspection" is a visible interpretation of an often hidden process in our bodies: the communication of nerves. Designed to capture the essence of thought as it pulsates through a field of synapses, this piece artistically translates the catalytic movement of energy as it transfers through our creative minds.

Process

My goup consisted of three primary teams. The Gappa Glass glassblowing team, Matt with MP Custom Steel Fabrication and Gemini Lighting.