Client: Eastern CT State University
Location: Willimantic, CT, United States
Completion date: 2010
Artwork budget: $260,000
Prentice Colbert, Inc.
Farmington Valley Metalworks, LLC
Tall Windframe is a reflective and wind sensitive kinetic sculpture mounted over the main entrance to the Science Building at Eastern CT State university. 504 stainless steel plates hang in rows of 12. Individual plates move, creating a rippling effect. The work is 34' tall and 4' wide.
The artwork animates the building entrance without blocking the light in the interior of the building.
The work was commissioned through the Connecticut Office of the Arts. There was communication between that agency, the artist, the architects of the building, and representatives of the university throughout the design process.