Extending Art’s Reach

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A 20-foot sculpture inspired by Leonardo da Vinci welcomes visitors to the Engineering Research Building. Dedicated in May in the Janet and Michael Greene Research Quadrangle, Reach is based on da Vinci’s Helical Aerial Screw, a 15th-century sketch of a gyroscopic flying machine. Art Assistant Professor Darryl Lauster designed the piece to encourage students and others in their quest for knowledge. It spans 26 feet and features a central aluminum mast with radiating ribs of Dacron sailcloth that create an energetic pattern. Lauster says the sculpture’s implied movement reflects UT Arlington’s growth.

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