Scientific Method Air - CODAworx

Scientific Method Air

Client: HISD

Location: Houston, TX, United States

Completion date: 2019

Artwork budget: $40,000

Project Team


Kelly OBrien

Flying Carpet


Energy Insitute



This work attempts to bring forward invisible slivers of the physical world through suspended animation. Derived from fluid flow simulations, Scientific Method Air inverts the visible, in this instance the human body with the invisible air that surrounds us. Created from hand formed aluminum tubes, these colorful vectors track air flow as it moves around a anatomically correct skeleton.


The aim is to capture and extend the infinitesimal and the invisible, to present inflection points, physical phenomena, and natural structures in scaled formats that allow the audience to deliberately reconsider them when they are newly presented as fixed moments in time, to inspire young minds to think beyond the obvious, to appreciate the unseen beauty that’s all around us.