Artist: Osman Akan
Materials: Mild Steel, Catalyzed Paint Coating
Location: SUNY Nanotechnology Center, Marcy, NY
Fabrication/Installation: Demiurge LLC
Demiurge is thrilled to announce the completion of Nano for artist Osman Akan. Demiurge recently installed Nano at the SUNY (State University of New York) Nanotechnology Center on the Marcy, NY campus. The piece references research and intervention on nano-scale structures such as cellular aggregations, viral rNA, and other biological systems. The form was created through extensive collaborative design development with the artist, culminating in a 16’ tall sculpture with 75 individual cells.
Each cell is unique, and the geometry of the sculpture morphs from a hexagonal cells at the base to a mid-section composed of transitional polygons, and finally to the upper portion composed of rotated hexagon cells. In addition to the dynamic cell shapes, the size and structural depth of each aperture are both variable and respond to the structural needs of the sculpture. This creates a structure which is thicker and more monolithic at the base and graduates to a lightweight and delicate tectonic lattice at the top.
Starting from the base, one-by-one each part is tacked into place.