Client: Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers University
Location: Piscataway, NJ, United States
Completion date: 2017
Artwork budget: $75,000
Concept, design, handmade glass, installation, project management
The Art Firm
Concept, design, handmade glass, engineering, installation
The Art Firm
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
Stephen Doyle, AIA, LEED AP
Clarke Caton Hintz
14′ from ceiling x 11′ wide x 8′ deep
Hot sculpted and blown glass, steel, wire, LEDs, electrical hardware and custom software
Ernest Mario School School of Pharmacy
Rutgers The State University of New Jersey
New Jersey State Council on the Arts
Commissioned under the Public Buildings Arts Inclusion Act of 1978
Transference gives sculptural form to the transmission of knowledge and energy. The suspended glass sculpture is inspired by the Rutgers School of Pharmacy’s mission of education, healing, and generosity, ideas which provide conceptual underpinning for the sculpture’s flow and visual rhythm. At night the sculpture comes alive with gently fading light patterns inspired by energy pathways for growth, healing, and compassion.
The concept of energy flow is at the core of Transference. The orbs twist asymmetrically within the main spiral, weaving into the larger gesture of curvilinear forms.
Transference was created as a glowing beacon for the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy. We were asked to create a sense of quiet repose within the Dean's Suite. Students have access to the space and choose to sit underneath the work.