copper, brass mesh
12' x 6' x 6'
This kinetic, suspended sculpture is hand hammered, all-metal construction. The piece takes inspiration from both the site and the cultural history of The Wistar Institute—a research center using science to save lives. The title--Caspar-- celebrates the life of Caspar Wistar, a prominent Philadelphia physician and his grandfather, the industrialist of the same name. The shapes in the artwork are based on protein ribbons--a rich field of study in today’s scientific research--as well as the wisteria plant which has historical ties to the Wistar family.
This sculpture was made possible by a generous gift from Adele & Harold Schaeffer, Robert & Penny Fox, and the Center for Emerging Visual Artists.