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“Flying Bridge”

Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington, is known for its strong science programs. “Flying Bridge” spans physically and metaphorically between the biology and chemistry departments in C.W.U.´s new Dean Science Building. Like a gleaming light-seeking organism it hovers beneath the atrium´s eighty-foot high skylight. Its aluminum structure and dichroic glass panels play in the light, casting moving shadows and projections when the sun is aligned. At night, special lighting casts colored light onto architectural surfaces. Cables from the upper ring pipe help stabilize the bridge deck, and laminated dichroic glass panels accentuate the graphic qualities of the cables.

"Flying Bridge"

Atrium bridge sculpture

Client: Central Washington University & Washington State Arts Commission

Dean Science Building, Central Washington University

Ellensburg, Washington

Date: 1998

Dimensions: 40' x 20' x 20'

Materials: Aluminum, stainless, laminated dichroic glass

Descriptors: Sculpture, interior sculpture, site specific sculpture, architectural art, bridge, artistic bridge, art bridge, pedestrian bridge, public art, commissioned art, glass art, art glass, suspended sculpture, suspended glass art sculpture, cable art, art lighting, illuminated art, illuminated sculpture, night lighting art, ceiling sculpture


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