The art installation titled Draper by Rob Ley is impressive not only for its fluid, undulating surface, but also for the fact that it is so large (seventy-five feet in height, to be exact), and that it passes through five separate floors of a building. Located in the College of Visual Art’s William Johnston Building in Florida, this stunning sculpture has been permanently installed for the delight of present and future students.
Commissioned by Florida State University (FSU), Draper by Rob Ley is made up of hundreds of unique stainless steel strips. According to the Contemporist, "the project is an experiment in how mass and gravity, along with a force-feedback fabrication technique, can create a carefully tuned lattice structure."
Each floor offers a unique view of Draper by Rob Ley, giving it a distinct identity.
Draper by Rob Ley Passes Through Five Floors of a Building
1. Fluid Metal Installations - The use of fluid metal installations in public spaces, such as buildings and parks creates an opportunity for cities to develop modern and visually stunning cityscapes.
2. Force-feedback Fabrication Technique - Developing and improving force-feedback fabrication technique has the potential to create more complex and efficient installation designs.
3. Architectural Sculptures - The integration of architectural sculptures into building designs adds an innovative and artistic element to traditional architecture.
1. Art Installations - The art installation industry can leverage fluid metal installations and architectural sculptures to innovate traditional art installations in public spaces.
2. Architecture - The integration of architectural sculptures into building designs creates an opportunity for architects and designers to develop unique and multi-functional building designs.
3. Education - Integrating art installations in learning spaces opens up opportunities to promote creativity and innovation in education.