Tall Windframe

Submitted by Tim Prentice

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Client: Eastern CT State University

Location: Willimantic, CT, United States

Completion date: 2010

Artwork budget: $260,000

Project Team

Artist

Tim Prentice

Prentice Colbert, Inc.

Artist

David Colbert

Farmington Valley Metalworks, LLC

Overview

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.

Goals

The artwork animates the building entrance without blocking the light in the interior of the building.

Process

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.