2017: Donovan Bridge, Batavia / Fractal Cluster by Bruce White

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Fractal Cluster by Bruce White

Location: Dionovan Bridge, Wilson Street, Batavia.

Installed: October 3, 2017.

Stainless Steel / Completed: 2017.

When the Donovan Street Bridge project was completed in 2007, the design included four piers,
each with a location designated for four works of art corresponding to the categories: Nature, History, Science and Art.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 was the installation of “Fractal Cluster” by Bruce White, which represents Science.

It was the fourth and the final sculpture installed on the bridge.

Three other sculptures, “Nature’s Sounds of Harmony” by Kai Schulte representing Nature, “A Look Back” by Oscar Leon and Jessica LoPresti representing History, and “Spintronic” by Nicole Beck representing Art had already been installed.

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Fractal Cluster - by Bruce White

Fractal Cluster – by Bruce White

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Fractal Cluster by Bruce White
Stainless Steel / 2017
The plaque reads..

Science works to provide explanations for all that we see around us, from the beginning to the end of time. As the host community to Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia is witness to the scientific search at the smallest scale of matter and energy as well as exploration of the birth of the universe as we know it.

Current scientific thought in the area of Quantum Theory explores the order that arrives out of seemingly random chaos. The microscopic leads to the microscopic with patterns repeating in many forms, storm swirls and seashells, foothills and mountains, and stomic nuclei and galaxies all formed by seemingly random patterns over and over. “FRactal Cluster” is an example of random piercings creating an overall pattern, both catching and reflecting light in a crystal like structure.

“Fractal Cluster” was chosen as the science component of the sculptures to grace the William J. Donovan Bridge to ackowneledge the importance of science to the community. with its search for understanding to improve the quality of life in batavia and the entire world.

 

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Fractal Cluster - by Bruce White

Fractal Cluster – by Bruce White

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Images of installation of Fractal Cluster by Bruce White.

 


 

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Fractal Cluster - by Bruce White

Fractal Cluster – by Bruce White

 

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Fractal Cluster - by Bruce White

Fractal Cluster – by Bruce White

 

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Fractal Cluster - by Bruce White

Fractal Cluster – by Bruce White

 

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Fractal Cluster - by Bruce White

Fractal Cluster – by Bruce White

 

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Fractal Cluster - by Bruce White

Fractal Cluster – by Bruce White

 

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Fractal Cluster - by Bruce White

Fractal Cluster – by Bruce White

 

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Interesting Trivia: Diagonally across from “Fractal Cluster” by Bruce White is “Spiuntronic” by Nicole Beck. Interestingly Nicole Beck was a student of Bruce White. Both the saculptors are very happy with being represented like this in Batavia.  Nicole Beck is a good friend. I documented installation of Spintronic. For images. click here..

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Spintronic - by Nicole Beck

Spintronic – by Nicole Beck

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Related Links:

Exploring Home State Illinois.. click here..
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My Vacations Photo Gallery.. click here..
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Vacation: UK.. click here..
Vacation: India.. click here..
UNESCO World Heritage Site.. click here..
Home: Public Art in Chicago.. .. click here..

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