jill here.... Iowa State University is just a hill over from us. I love walking through the maze of buildings and landscapes. Signs of autumn abound: the band is practicing, leaves are starting to fall and students are darting in every direction. And there is a new art installation on campus that is worth sharing!
|Stately Curtiss Hall, over a century old, resides on the|
east side of the ISU central campus.
|The hall is home for the |
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
|As you enter up the many steps to the second floor,|
the rotunda welcomes with a source of
light and drama.
|The floors are typical terrazzo. Inlays of|
mosaic geometrics outline the circular atrium.
|The brass railings display an occasional|
"Iowa State College" monogram.
|This is the fantastic terrazzo floor surprise,|
designed by Julie W Chang!
|...looking down from 3rd floor.|
For me, it is a wonderful combination of organic and geometric shapes. The balance of modern warm and cool colors, light and dark values, set on a "white" background displays great radial movement. It tells a story of who lives here. I love it.
|....from the first floor.|
|Transparency at it's finest!|
|The intersections make it so interesting....|
|...and so complex.|
|What do you think the fan shape signifies?|
Don't you love the use of the hexagons?
|Is it a bug inlaid in gold?|
Thanks to Iowa State University for this fantastic installation. Now if they would just paint their door aqua it would be perfect. I'll have to email them. 'Till next Tuesday....