Cast Aluminum Sculpture
Location: George T. Harrell Library
Bone tissue, or osseous tissue, is the major structural and supportive connective tissue of the body. Its complex organic geometries are both beautiful and strong.
Our artistic concept was to make what is usually only visible under the microscope visible to all users of the George T. Harrell library.
The fabrication process began with a detailed three-dimensional laser scan of actual bone tissue. This file was then CNC-milled into hundreds of foam sections. The foam pieces were sand cast in molten aluminum, and the resulting aluminum pieces were welded together and finished with a powder coating.