The Spirit of Inquiry Rural Rd. and University Dr. Station, Tempe, AZ
THE SPIRIT OF INQUIRY 2008 Rural Road and University Drive Light Rail Station (at ASU), Tempe AZ This collaborative work with Bill Will of Portland, OR, for the new light rail station at Arizona State University, includes elements that explore various aspects of inquiry, learning, curiosity and wonder. The first is a 6’ diameter sphere of layers of diverse stone and other materials. The layers slide a bit from a “perfect” sphere, indicating that inquiry may not always fall into predictable lines, and that information is built by layers and various reference points from a variety of sources. The 3 steel cabinets each address different aspects of questioning and seeing. Each is a series of objects that create open-ended narratives, relationships to each other or change how we perceive the environment around us. 2 “shelves” are collections of objects that relate to different aspects of university departments, study, collections and life.
Stone, cast bronze, stainless steel, painted steel 6 ft diameter sphere “Cabinets” are 6ft. high x 19” x 19” “Shelves” are 10’ wide x 9” deep x 10” high (approx.) Valley Metro Rail
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