Amplifiers – by Nicole Beck
Dedicated: October 10, 2014
Location: Electrical and Computer Engineering [ECE] building at the University of Illinois.
306 N Wright St Urbana, IL 61801, at the entrance from the quad side of the building.
Description: 18′ x 12′ x 6′/ Stainless steel, dichroic glass, RGB LEDs, granite.
Commission by Capital Development Board of Illinois Art-In-Architecture program.
The shape of the windows of the sculptures mimic the light emission pulses from two electrons oscillating along the axis of a LED.
For more on the Opening Reception, click here..
Making a huge sculpture like this needs a lot of collaboration as well. Stainless steel fabrication by Vector Custom Fabricating. Dichroic glass by Kaiser von Roenn Studios, Tallahassee, Florida; Philips Colorkinetics Programmable RGB LEDs programmed by ECE Junior Brady Salz & Troy Fujimara of Lightswitch, Rigging & Site Installations by Pat Mcdonald and Nash Crane, Granite bases by Eric Lindsey and John Basile, Chicago Heights, electrical wiring & installation by Renewables Specialists Trang Donovan and proposal renders by Christopher Tedin.
Above video by Bon Bon Films, Inc.
Sculptor Nicole Beck collaborated with Vector in structural engineering, creating CADs and fabrication of the sculptures and the dichroic glass.