A series of 57 glass panels form Atrium, John Nutter’s public art contribution to the Learning Centre. His ambitious installation represents the evolution and discovery of knowledge. A close examination of his installation reveals text and runes from notable documents throughout history.
Nutter used starfire glass — a lead-free, low-iron type of glass that lacks the green hue of ordinary glass — to achieve a delicate, translucent look. Special coating to each panel lends luminescence to his work and embedded LED lights add to the ambience.
The installation’s lighting proved to be a challenge at first, as did making the installation earthquake-proof: Today, seismic clips hold the sculpture in place.
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