The passage of the sun across the Great Plains is embodied within the artwork’s shifting volumes of light, color and reflection.

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THE ARTWORK IS SUSPENDED OVER GROUND LEVEL SEATING AREAS

EACH WALL IS TOPPED BY A SKYLIGHT

THE ARTWORK ARTICULATES THE VERTICAL AND HORIZONTAL CIRCULATION OF THE GARDEN WING

THE ART WALLS ENCOURAGE A MOMENT OF PAUSE AND INTERACTION

Description

Located in the Devon Energy Headquarters in Oklahoma City, the four glass art walls vertically unite the multistory interior corridors of the 'Garden Wing', a public space fostering interaction among the 54 story tower's occupants. The vertical arrays are observed at each level articulating both the horizontal and vertical circulation of the wing while presenting a highly responsive volume of Oklahoma's diurnal and seasonal qualities of light.

The walls are comprised of a series of vertically oriented layers: acid etched glass panels; dichroic glass blades; and a background layer of highly reflective diffused aluminum panels.  As light illuminates the various layers, there is an interplay between the diffusing materials and the suspended vertical slivers of ever shifting colored light of the dichroic glass.  The layers appear to collapse or become volumetric dependent on the various views of the observer.  The walls are a constant reminder of the temporal presence of light.

Client: Devon Energy
Architect: Pickard Chilton