Art Walking Tour: Stop 8

Harrell Health Sciences Library: Research and Learning Commons

110 steps

Head back through the corridor. Follow signs for the library. The library will be on your right. This piece is located by the spiral staircase.

Part of a piece of art is seen. It is Kate Kaman and Joel Erland, Germantown, Pa., Osseous, 2016, cast aluminum.

Kate Kaman and Joel Erland, Germantown, Pa., Osseous, 2016, cast aluminum

"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."

Explore Tour Stop 9