CURRENT INSTALLATION: REACH SCULPTURE
A 28-foot aerial sculpture to be installed this month (completion date May 24) in the Janet and Michael Greene Research Quadrangle of the Engineering Research Building.
This sculpture will symbolize the University’s bold commitment to research, science and the arts.
Reach sculpture is a work by assistant professor of art Darryl Lauster, is based on Helical Aerial Screw, Leonardo da Vinci’s 15th century sketch for a gyroscopic flying machine, often referred to today as one of the first helicopter prototypes. Lauster developed the concept to celebrate the significant growth and change that has occurred at UT Arlington during President James D. Spaniolo’s tenure after the president announced plans to retire last year.
The work is intended to inspire students and others in their quest for knowledge and the movement implied in the sculpture is illustrative of growth, which reflects the growth of the University.
Leonardo Da Vinci’s 15th century sketch, which is today known as the Helical Aerial Screw.
Sculpture at metal fabricator.