Client: University of Central Florida, Morgridge Foundation
Location: Orlando, FL, United States
Completion date: 2013
Artwork budget: $45,000
Ravitz Studio, LLC
City of Orlando Public Art
Morgridge International Reading Center at UCF is a groundbreaking facility researching innovative methods of learning. The art is inspired by a MIR Researchers slide of the hippocampus, the brain region responsible for memory. The analogy is without making memory, reading would be limited.
The art is inspired by an MRI Researchers slide of the hippocampus, the brain region responsible for memory. The analogy is without making memory, reading would be limited.
Working with the director of the Morgridge International Reading Center which trains teachers for the 21st century. The center is completely technically oriented. There is not one book on site. After working with all those involved, I came up with the idea to utilize the part of the brain that is responsible for memory as the inspiration for the art call the hippocampus. In my research I found a group of scientist from the New York TImes that took slices of the brain , put it under a microscop and added florescent colors. The results inspired me to create this art.
Size 10’ x 12’ x 4" Stained, Fused & Slumped glass