Life Tapestries

Submitted by Carolyn Braaksma

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Client: Florida State University

Location: Tallahassee, FL, United States

Completion date: Jan 01, 2008

Artwork budget: $90,000

Project Team

Artist

Carolyn Braaksma

Braaksma Design Inc.

Artist

Brad Kaspari

Kaspari Design Services

Overview

Cast and precut epoxy terrazzo with prefabricated brass, aluminum, and Avonite™ imbeds. Approximately 2,000 sf installation for the lobby/reception area of Florida State University's Life Sciences Building.

Goals

The design is centered around an “inlaid carpet” that references various imagery and models found in the biological sciences. Special regard was given to themes and species of particular interest to the departmental faculty at Florida State. Many of the pictorial elements illustrate jumps in scale between various plants, animals, and biological structures that share formal characteristics.