Plume #04, Volkan Alkanoglu
Demiurge partnered with Volkan Alkanoglu for a third time to fabricate and install Plume #04, a large-scale artwork that includes 352 aluminum fin-like pieces and 212 flat aluminum squares of various sizes affixed to two adjacent sides of the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado.
“It [Reflection] is inspired by the soft, colorful and iconic landscapes surrounding Durango and Fort Lewis College,” Volkan has said of the piece. “With hundreds of individual and unique components, the art piece appears to be in motion and constantly changing.It represents the forward looking and dynamic community of the college and area.”
Volkan Alkanoglu is the founding principal of Volkan Alkanoglu | DESIGN LLC whose works have spanned the globe and received both national and international recognition receiving awards for art installations, product design, visionary building designs and sustainable environments. Born in Turkey and raised in Germany, Alkanoglu studied at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin, the Peter Behrens School of Architecture in Düsseldorf and the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London. Additionally, he has taught at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Southern California Institute of Architecture and is currently teaching at Harvard University, Graduate School of Design.