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Fitzpatrick Center Sculpture Barnraising

On a Sunday afternoon in October 2013, the Duke community came together to create art in the Fitzpatrick Center for Interdisciplinary Engineering, Medicine, and Applied Science (FCIEMAS).

Under the direction of designer George Hart, four orbs were assembled and raised high in the atrium of Duke's Fitzpatrick Center. The sculpture, commissioned by math and ECE professor Ingrid Daubechies, will be a permanent exhibit in the building.

In the video below, you can listen to Hart and Daubechies discuss the project as a time-lapse video that shows how the day unfolded. Additional pictures highlight the fun that the community had in making this possible.

Video: Hart discusses the project as a time-lapse of the day unfolds. Credit: Wil Weldon

Sculpture Building A mentor overseeing students who are building sculpturesCloseup of the sculpture-building processStudents and professors with their sculptureStudents and professors building a sculptureStudents and professorsing building their sculpture - a different viewShowcasing a built sculptureA sculpture hanging

View more photos from the event on our Facebook page.

Read George Hart's description of the project.