Run

Submitted by Simon Donovan

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Client: Texas Tech University

Location: Lubbock, TX, United States

Completion date: Jan 01, Array

Artwork budget: $450,000

Project Team

Artist

Ben Olmstead

Olmstead Custom Fabrications

Industry Resource

Tim Downing

Industrial Stainless International

Artist

Simon Donovan

Simon Donovan LLC

Overview

For the entry of Texas Tech University’s New Sports Performance Center. The technique of creating form from stainless steel slices held apart with added “motion lines”, gives the illusion of a woman athlete running as you pass by and each figure sequentially disappears. 11’ x 21’ x 5.5’ on 6’ pedestal. Day and night shots, lighted by LED's.

Goals

The sculpture and plinth designs were an integral part of the landscape architectural planning for the new Center's plaza.

Process

This project was a collaboration between Simon Donovan LLC, Ben Olmstead, Rice Engineering and Industrial Stainless International.