Client: Picker Interdisciplinary Science Institute, Colgate University
Location: Hamilton, NY, United States
Completion date: 2014
Artwork budget: $185,000
AKT II Engineering
Picker ISI, Colgate University
“Odin” is the product of a collaboration with Daniel Bosia and AKT II Engineers in London. Comprised of 240 element, with 2500 connections, the 13 ton sculpture fills its site in a dynamic interplay of form and void.
"Odin" was designed for its location, in a courtyard created by the construction of the Ho Interdisciplinary Science Center in 2005. The courtyard, 45' x 90' feet is one level below the main quad and is an ideal location for the sculpture, allowing views from many vantage points, exterior and interior
"Odin" is the culmination of a project, "Mathematical Methodologies for Art and Design", our team -- DeWitt Godfrey, artist; Thomas Tucker and Tomaz Pisanski, mathematicians; Daniel Bosia, architect and engineer – to engage with mathematical, computational and structural questions.