Sculptures by Heath Satow seen at University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage - Inflorescence
Sculptures by Heath Satow seen at University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage - Inflorescence

Inflorescence

Inspired by sunflower patterns, Inflorescence is a sculpture for the University of Alaska, Anchorage’s ConocoPhillips Integrated Science Building. The mirror-polished stainless steel facets of each ““seed””, ““atom”” or ““cell”” create little individual paintings of the world, each one interpreting the same world around it, but each one unique in what it shows us. The sculpture encourages physical interaction with the piece. The viewer can walk directly inside the piece, seeing their own reflection multiplied hundreds of times. The interior becomes self-reflective - interpretations of interpretations. An interactive lighting program utilizing activity sensors is integral to the work.

Meet the Creator

"I work primarily with mirror-polished stainless because of the visual variety it offers daily. As natural light changes, as the colors of the seasons change, even as people’s fashion changes, all these permutations are literally reflected in the work. The art is never quite the same from moment to moment. The curved facets of the sculptural surfaces pull apart our visual surroundings, distort and re-order them in unexpected ways, creating a new interpretation of the world we usually tune out and take for granted."

Available for commission/custom work