Urbana, IL - The Beckman Institute is now home to a new sculpture named "Flow" by Bathsheba Grossman of Santa Cruz, California. The sculpture is a bronze cast of a single ribbon floating in the outline of two interlocking toroids. It sits on a cylindrical metal base with a complete height of 82 inches.
Bathsheba is known for her work that explores the region between art and mathematics.
"I came to this work through study in mathematics and traditional metal sculpture," Grossman said. "Though they seemed different at first, now the harmony between these two ways of understanding form has become my life."
Pierre Wiltzius, Director of the Beckman Institute, said "Flow" is an excellent addition to the Beckman art collection which includes a significant number of sculptures, paintings, tapestries and prints.
"Bathsheba's work provides an elegant, three-dimensional look at mathematical concepts," Wiltzius said. "It adds beauty and grace to our Atrium and I know our researchers and visitors will enjoy viewing the piece."
The addition of Bathsheba Grossman's "Flow" to the Beckman Institute art collection was made possible by a generous gift by Bruce Wonnacott, a University of Illinois and Beckman Institute alumnus.
For more information on Bathsheba Grossman visit www.bathsheba.com.