Installed in the open-air atrium of Utah State University’s Clinical Services Building in Logan, Utah, “Greater Forces Are at Work” is a set of five illuminated cast glass sculptures designed by artists Crystal Schenk and Shelby Davis (CR&SH Studio Art) and fabricated by Bullseye Studio.
For this second significant public art project working with Bullseye Studio, Schenk and Davis trusted the fabrication team to faithfully transform their complex hand-carved models into the cast glass sculptures for Utah State. And by working again in glass they could tap into their affinity for the material and its ability to reference the healing nature of the Utah landscape.
“The natural materials are soothing and tranquil while at the same time, the glow and the colors in the glass introduce a warm, joyful feel,” explains Schenk. “Utah’s landscape has been an inspiration to us for so many years...sublime landscapes such as these make us deeply connect to the healing power of the natural worlds, our own humanity, and history.”
The centrally located atrium, named the Healing Garden, is the heart of this research and treatment facility for children and adults with disabilities. It is a multi-functional space for patients, students, and faculty alike. The building was designed by Jacoby Architects, with landscape architecture by Kristofor Kvarfordt.
Photos by Steve Mackley and Paul Richer, courtesy of Crystal Schenk and Shelby Davis of CR&SH Studio Art.