12' x 3' x 6'
The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA
In keeping with the culture of innovation of The Smilow Center for Translational Research at the University of Pennsylvania Kaman + Erland created a cluster of neuron sculptures suspended over the escalator. This artwork is dubbed "Advance"- a reference to the functional role of neurons in slowly shaping human civilization and consciousness through the formation of each individual human brain. The beauty of natural and complex neural networks- the electrochemical mechanisms of memory, forethought and inspiration- is celebrated with fluid lines and subtle, pearlescent color.