poised/motion study

Dixon Recreation Center
Oregon State University, Corvallis

Poised/motion study is sited to animate a three storey atrium of a campus recreation center. The artwork refers to the physical experience of sport; it evokes the body directly and implies movement. It is layered with images and ideas that refer to the body, to movement, to intellectual exploration, to our exploration of the world through mind and body.

The idea of physical activity is distilled into:
— stillness – a figure, poised infront of a marked blackboard
— movement – a scientific motion study, a shadow captured, a mythological element
— a landing place, empty, waiting – a movement implied

These components suggest a leap you make, the transformation that comes as you cross the edge between stillness and motion, between groundedness and daring.