ReFractured

Submitted by Flying Carpet Creative

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Client: Energy Institute

Location: Houston, TX, United States

Completion date: 2019

Artwork budget: $40,000

Project Team

Artist

Patrick Renner

Flying Carpet Creative

Artist

Kelly O'Brien

Flying Carpet Creative

Client

Energy Institute High School

Houston Independent School District

Overview

ReFractured is a tribute to the magic and color we see when light moves through glass and the scientific discoveries made through the use of lenses throughout history. Using of lenses has allowed mankind to explore the far and distant cosmos, and peer deep into the microscopic life of our own earth. The human eye, also a lens, is both a witness and a tool to these discoveries. To illustrate these ideas of seeing and witnessing through lenses, ReFractured features over 1,000 colored glass elements that are engraved with the irises of each student at the school.