Sky of Humankind

Submitted by Carolyn Braaksma

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Client: Minnesota State University, Moorhead

Location: Moorhead, MN, United States

Completion date: 2005

Artwork budget: $125,000

Project Team

Artist

Carolyn Braaksma

Braaksma Design Inc.

Artist

Brad Kaspari

Kaspari Design Services

Overview

Media: Terrazzo with metal embeds
Dimensions: 6,000 sq. ft.
Commissioning Agency: Minnesota Percent for Art in Public Places

Goals

Artists designed terrazzo floor for the Science Building main lobby and central hallways. The narrative for the floor includes mythological symbols of Draco, Cygnus, and Pisces, with the sun, planets, and stars for the cosmos. Cygnus represents all birds that migrate through Minnesota’s avian flyway, evolving through ribbons and paths that transform into microscopic biological and molecular features along the adjacent hallway.