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EIB welcomes new art installation

Art installation side view
Top view of EIB installation

The Engineering Innovation Building is now home to an art installation titled  “The Second Law of Thermodynamics: ENTROPY,” which was recently installed in the building’s main entrance.

The Entropy project created by Chicago artist Christine Tarkowski features groups of large glass volumes suspended from the building’s ceiling at different lengths in the atrium. The different shapes and components are made by combining glass with metals and other materials.

Tarkowski’s statement of work describes the piece as dynamic and constantly transforming, as the glass shapes will sway in the building’s air currents and catch the day’s sunlight as it streams in through the lobby’s expansive windows.

The UIC Fine Arts Review Committee that chose the molten glass sculpture said it might “give the campus a welcome bit of jewelry and sparkle, a thought-provoking moment of pleasure, in a place known for hard work and long winters.”