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Public Sculptures by Susan Wink seen at Eastern New Mexico University, Portales - Nucleus


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"Nucleus" was commissioned by the New Mexico Art in Public Places Program for Eastern New Mexico University. The design for the site-specific sculptural seating area was based on the model of the nucleus of a cell - the fundamental unit of life. The linear steel dome defines the spherical quality of the installation and includes a steel strand of DNA. The custom ceramic tile images represent the various science disciplines taught at ENMU. Materials used: steel, concrete, stucco, custom ceramic tile, drought-tolerant plants and stone. Scale - 36' diameter overall - 13' interior diameter - 10' dome.

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For twenty-three years Susan Wink has designed and constructed site-specific public art. Each unique design is inspired by the natural environment, and historic and cultural phenomenon distinctive to the community. Sculptural materials include - steel, custom ceramic tile, concrete, stone and various plantings. Many of the comprehensive site designs include functional features such as sculptural seating, canopies, custom hand rail and operating gardens.

Wink’s successful installations are realized through the assistance of excellent technical support, and by fostering productive communication with the client and community. These elements combined with a bold aesthetic statement insure a dynamic and enduring art installation.

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