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Metro Transit Public Art Program: East Bank Station

Artist: Nancy Blum

Title: Hypocycloids and Spirographs.

Materials Used: Stainless steel spirographs on top of sandblasted and stained cement.

The formulas that describe the path of the hypocycloid (a circle rotating within another circle) are a backdrop for sculptural ‘spirograph’ forms that ‘are’ the forms created from the path of the hypocycloid.  These motifs are designed as a poetic expression of the math and science exploration that takes place on the main campus of the University of Minnesota.

     

 

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