May 05, 2017 by metalab

Vessels is a new public art installation in San Marcos at Texas State University Campus in front of the Moore Street Residential Complex. RE:site is the Artist team led by Norman Lee and Shane Allbritton and Metalab is providing architecture and project management services.  Vessels features water jet cut stainless steel forms that poetically evoke both leaves and canoes. The water jet cut patterns are organic leaf designs that have been parametrically generated to create a visual effect that allows sunlight to pass through to produce a gradient field of dappled light. The forms are supported by long sculptural oars that reinforce the vessels metaphor and position the water jet cut forms above viewers, creating dynamic shadow patterns that change throughout the day.