Location: Orono, ME, United States
Completion date: 2023
Artwork budget: $44,000
Michele R Gutlove
Design Studio GH, LLC.
University of Maine, Orono
Handmade glass and light create optical magic with caustic networks and thin film interference.
Installed at the University of Maine, Orono’s new Ferland Engineering Center.
24′ wide, 6′ tall, and 4′ deep
The goals were to inspire science and engineering students to appreciate art, and while inspiring art students to appreciate science and engineering.
We worked with the architect and engineers to integrate the art into the new building. We worked with the university's facilities management to install without disrupting academic functioning of the facility.
The art is illuminated by LED lights, with a celebration of afternoon sunlight.