EARTH'S BLANKET

Location

Colorado State University Science Quad, Fort Collins, CO

Year

2017

Dimensions

Spheres range from 5’ x 5’ x 3’ to 7’ x 8’ 4’

Media

Steel, acrylic, LED lighting, electronics

Client

Colorado State University

A series of six human-scale clusters of translucent orbs float within a plaza. Each cluster represents the molecular construction of one of the six most impactful greenhouse gasses present in Earth’s atmosphere. Animated lighting sequences use color to show the electrostatic charge distribution on the surface of each molecule – presenting each molecule as it looks to other molecules.