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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Public Art Input

03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Public art by artist Blessing Hancock at North Hennepin Community College

North Hennepin Community College, Bioscience and Health Careers Center, Student Lounge
7411 85th Ave N
Brooklyn Park, MN , 55443

763-424-0702


Blessing Hancock, the artist selected for the art piece at NHCC is seeking input on her work

We invite you to contribute words and phrases on the themes of scientific discovery and learning.  Select text will be incorporated into the artwork.

Dates

Meet the artist, Blessing Hancock and give input on the following dates:

  • February 9, 11 a.m. - noon
  • February 10, 3-4 p.m.

Submitting input

Come to the artist dates or help us (and be able to see your chosen words become part of the artwork) by sending us words or phrases that relate to the themes of scientific discovery and learning.

Students, staff, and community members are encouraged to participate.  Participation is free and all contributions will be anonymous.

Email your input

Submission deadline

March 6, 2015.

About the art piece

Affinities is a vibrant, interactive sculpture that will glide along the second floor curtain wall at the new Bioscience and Health Careers Center. Consisting of a series of movable panels, the artwork will highlight connections between the many Bioscience and Health career paths by displaying a customizable ‘network of associations’ related to the various fields of study.

The artwork title, Affinities, draws on the similitude and correspondence of the educational system as a whole. From the Latin, affinis (connected with), ‘affinity’ is defined as a spontaneous, natural liking or sympathy for someone or something. In biological terms, affinity refers to a similarity of characteristics or a resemblance in structure between animals and plants. And in chemistry a chemical affinity is an attraction that results in the formation of molecules from atoms. The surface pattern of the artwork is an overlay of a Delaunay triangulation with a Voronoi diagram. These two computational geometries can be found in both biological and chemical processes.

About the artist

Blessing Hancock owns Skyrim Studio Inc which focuses on site specific sculpture. She utilizes her BFA in Sculpture and MLA in Landscape Architecture to create innovative work for public spaces. She has completed monumental sculpture projects throughout the world and has extensive experience working with city agencies, project teams and community groups.

View Blessing Hancock's work

 

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