T.I.E. (Transformation Illumination Effort)
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska
Client: University of Nebraska
Located in front of the new College of Education, the sculpture encapsulates ideas that are often associated with learning and education, namely transformation, illumination, and effort. To create a three-dimensional artwork that embodies the process of change and growth, a flat plane is conceptually cut and folded. As light is a universal metaphor for the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge, both sunlight and night-time illumination are incorporated into the artwork. Depending on the time of day and how sunlight hits the sculpture, the resulting light and shadow patterns created by the circular perforations will change throughout the day. The design also creates a welcoming gathering space that can be inspiring, reflective, or simply joyful.