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A Gesture for Planetary Alignment, 2012

Luke Blackstone
(Canadian, born 1951)

Location: Central Washington University, Ellensburg

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

This work links the creative spirit of engineer and artist Leonardo da Vinci with Central Washington University's engineering students. The artwork invites students to assume the posture of da Vinci's Vitruvian Man, activating a solar powered motor that pushes three tinted glass discs around a ring, resulting in a change of spatial relationships between symbols for engineering and life.

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Central Washington University.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Vancouver, BC-based artist Luke Blackstone creates conceptual, interactive, and kinetic sculptures for public spaces. He received a BFA in sculpture from the Emily Carr College of Art and Design in Vancouver, and a MFA in sculpture from the University of Washington.

ARTWORK DETAILS

Material Category

Sculpture - interactive / technology / kinetic

Medium

Stainless steel, glass, polycarbonate, and electrical components

Dimensions

14 ft x 12 ft x 5 ft

ID Number

WSAC2011.007.000

Acquisition Method

Site responsive commission

Artist Location

British Columbia, Canada

LOCATION INFORMATION

Agency

Central Washington University

Artwork Location

Central Washington University
Southwest of Hogue Hall addition, between paved and gravel pathways

WA County

Kittitas

Setting

Exterior

Site Type

University

Address

400 East University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7523

Geo. Coordinates

47.000049 | -120.54218

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