Knowledge Structure - CODAworx

Knowledge Structure

Submitted by Emily Wilkinson

Client: Texas Tech University System Public Art Collection

Location: Lubbock, TX, United States

Completion date: 2015

Project Team

Executive Director of Public Art

Emily Wilkinson

Texas Tech University System Public Art Program


Marco Cianfanelli


Sections through the brain, as profiles, are layered in the reconstruction of the three-dimensional form of Knowledge Structure, where a parallel between tree and intellect is seen, exploring the structures of these organic forms. The trunks and branches represent a notion of different disciplines, which are interrelated, and interdependent, sharing resources and displaying a process of growth and interconnectedness. The form of the human brain is evident, a neural network that is connected to, as well as dependent on, the earth. The five columns supporting the brain become conduits. The emphasis lies in the importance of innovation, science, and technology in the furthering of humanity, as endeavors that need to be responsive to and in synergy with, the environment.


This piece was funded using a percent for art commission. Our goal was to commission an original work of art for this project.


We asked the artist to consider concepts such as creativity in collaboration, research in many different disciplines, connecting people, human innovation, interactivity, and educational components.