Created and Sold by Osman Akan

Osman Akan
Public Sculptures by Osman Akan seen at Bicentennial Plaza, Indianapolis, IN, Indianapolis - Lux Aeterna
Public Sculptures by Osman Akan seen at Bicentennial Plaza, Indianapolis, IN, Indianapolis - Lux Aeterna
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Lux Aeterna

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Commissioned for the 200th year commemoration of the establishment of the State of Indiana, Lux Aeterna has a unique form that is inspired by the torch of the state’s flag. Placed in front of the capital building of the State of Indiana in Indianapolis, Lux Aeterna speaks of light and illumination as well as knowledge and courage. Artwork’s gentle but prominent curves juxtapose, yet compliment the surrounding classical architecture of local limestone.

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Osman Akan

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Born in 1970, Osman Akan studied graphic design at Bilkent University and holds a masters degree in Critical Studies and Integrated Media from California Institute of the Arts. Trained as a new media artist, Akan is known for his use of unusual materials and his large scale installations. He has been working with light as a medium, especially with optical fibers, since 2004. Akan installed his first large public commission utilizing fiber optic systems in Franconia Sculpture Park in Minnesota, USA. In 2007 Akan received New York State Council on the Arts individual artist grant to realize The Third Bridge, a commission for the 40th year celebration of the arts in New York City Parks.

A Jerome and NYSCA fellow, Akan has been involved in many public and private projects and has had exhibitions both in United States and in Europe. Osman Akan lives and works in New York / USA.

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