Rohrer College of Business at Rowan University exterior full view with Threshold laminated dichroic glass and perforated stainless steel sculpture at right. / image 1
Rohrer College of Business at Rowan University exterior side view with Threshold laminated dichroic glass and perforated stainless steel sculpture at right. / image 2
Rohrer College of Business at Rowan University exterior view of Threshold laminated dichroic glass and perforated stainless steel sculpture abstractly refers to gate imagery. / image 3
Rohrer College of Business at Rowan University close up of side view of Threshold laminated dichroic glass and perforated stainless steel sculpture showing dichroic glass detail. / image 4
Rohrer College of Business at Rowan University close up of Threshold laminated dichroic glass and perforated stainless steel sculpture showing dichroic glass detail. / image 5
Rohrer College of Business at Rowan University Threshold laminated dichroic glass and perforated stainless steel sculpture view of structure detail. / image 6
Rohrer College of Business at Rowan University interior view showing varying color views through Threshold laminated dichroic glass and perforated stainless steel sculpture. / image 7
Rohrer College of Business at Rowan University interior view of laminated dichroic glass and stainless steel fin details. / image 8
Rohrer College of Business at Rowan University Threshold laminated dichroic glass and perforated stainless steel sculpture view of structure detail. / image 9
Rohrer College of Business at Rowan University Threshold sculpture design drawing details. / image 10

“Threshold”

“Threshold” was conceived as a transparent and timeless architectural feature that creates a welcoming beacon and icon for the Rohrer College of Business at Rowan University. It utilizes a rich palate of light interactive and durable materials including laminated glass, stainless steel, and aluminum.

In keeping with the University’s goal that the artwork serve as a gateway to the campus, “Threshold” refers abstractly to gate imagery, incorporating forms that may remind us of gates we have known. The gate metaphor is, of course, broadly applicable not only as a celebration of the entrance to the campus, but also as a symbol of the passages undertaken by students and graduates of the business school. Gates are symbols of transitions—-personal, educational, and professional transitions in this case—-precisely the kind of transitions cultivated within the mission of the Rohrer College of Business. So the sculpture serves both as a gateway to the campus and as an icon of passages to the future.

The mercurial reflectivity of dichroic glass gives the work a feeling of luminous vivacity and a spirit of lightness and optimism. At night, the colorful ensemble glows like a lantern, projecting the spirit of the business school outward in a warm and welcoming gesture.

"Threshold"

Client: Rowan University

Rohrer College of Business

Glassboro NJ

Date: 12/2016

Dimensions: 35' x 35'

Materials: Laminated glass, stainless steel, aluminum


Descriptors: Sculpture, site specific sculpture, gateway, architectural gateway, exterior sculpture, art, public art, commissioned art, glass art, art glass, art lighting, illuminated art, illuminated sculpture, night lighting art, monumental art, architectural grillwork.

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