"SUMMER TREE AUTUMN TREE" - Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, USA
in collaboration with Corinne Ulmann
Client: Texas Tech University
Architect: SHW Group
Photo credits: Texas Tech University System Public Art Programs
Technique: Multiple layers of airbrushed vitreous colored enamels combined with semi-mirrored glass to form an insulated glass unit (IGU).
I can not speak more highly of their kindness and generosity. They welcome you into their studio and home, and it is amazing to witness this integration of life and work. I am grateful for our collaboration thus far and look forward to many projects to come
– Corinne Ulmann, Artist
DESCRIPTION: Inspired by the calming power and healing potential of nature, “Summer Tree Autumn Tree” is a handpainted, double-sided art glass window for the Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research at Texas Tech University. The exterior pane at the building entrance depicts an autumnal scene in golds and oranges, while the interior pane portrays a lush, green treetop scene. A superimposed grid subtly emerges throughout the image, relating to the building’s exterior brickwork and also creating a puzzle-like quality in reference to the symbolic puzzle-piece of autism. As lighting conditions change throughout the day, the artwork displays either one season or both seasons simultaneously.