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Tetra Ring

University of Nebraska
Lincoln, Nebraska

Commissioned by the University of Nebraska

Tetra Ring is a suspended ring of dichroic glass and stainless steel that appears to be floating in space in the north side of the north atrium where it encircles two pedestrian bridges. The artwork was inspired by images of the Compact Muon Solenoid Experiment used to detect the photon information when atoms are smashed and the resulting events are recorded with sensors surrounding the event. This data is then recorded and studied for information that would advance the knowledge of sub atomic physics. The CMS information helped the artist to conceptualize the ring into a dimensional form, with the coated (dichroic) glass on the inside and the structural turnbuckles on the outside. 

33'h x 33'w x 3'3"d, 11m x 11m x 1m
Dichroic Glass, Stainless Steel