Through Other Eyes - CODAworx

Through Other Eyes

Client: The Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission (LCAC) in collaboration with the Lawrence Police and Parks & Recreation Departments

Location: Lawrence, KS, United States

Completion date: 2022

Artwork budget: $325,000

Project Team

Vice President

Chrissy McMillan

Creative Machines

Project Manager

Alexandra Kirschbaum

Creative Machines


This sculptural pavilion invites visitors to see through the eyes of other people. Ten sets of eyes, drawn from a diverse group of area residents, are rendered in colored glass and encircle the top of a small stainless steel pavilion. The eyes are abstracted and represented as an array of lens-like colored glass pieces, each of which passes color. The larger pieces invert the view through them. Together the ten sets of eyes capture the inner life of a range of people with different life experiences and at different points in their lives. The pavilion they watch over is intended to be an inviting place for people to meet each other, hold a small yoga class, or stretch before a walk. A suspended light fixture projects an abstract pattern of an iris onto the ground at night.


The commissioning agency's goal for the site was to develop innovative, original exterior art to be incorporated as part of the new Lawrence Police Department Headquarters. I wanted to create an experience where people could look through the eyes of others. I collected ten sets of eyes from residents that express people at different points in their lives and with different experiences. From each face, I sought to abstract an emotion and communicate that to the viewer.

Additional Information

Medium: Stainless Steel, Glass spheres, LED Lighting Dimensions: 15'3" Wide x 18'7.5" High