Nano

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Client: University of New York

Location: Marcy, NY, United States

Completion date: 2014

Artwork budget: $85,000

Project Team

Artist

Osman Akan

STUDIO OSMAN AKAN

Art Consultant

Monika Burczyk Ph.D

Sculpture Space, Inc.

Overview

Akan enlarges the hexagonal forms of carbon nano structures to a scale of natural human perception, and references the process of human intervention by changing the properties of the geometry that gives form to the artwork. In fact the entire sculpture was cut out of thin carbon steel sheets that were parametrically calculated, laser cut and welded. Perforated inner polygons of the hexagonal forms aid in the structural integrity and the artwork stands on its own without the need of additional support.

Process

Akan designed and produced the sculpture during 2014 for the new Nanocenter that sits on 420 acres and has partial funding and partnerships with corporations such as GlobalFoundries, ASML, Applied Materials, G450C, IBM.

Additional Information

Nano © 2013 by Osman Akan "All Rights Reserved" Public commission Site specific installation commissioning agency: MVEDGE / SculptureSpace commission year: 2013 realization: August 2014 location: State Unv. of New York Nano technology Center / NY more information about the Nanocenter: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_University_of_New_York_Polytechnic_Institute Materials: Carbon steel, colored coating