Public Artwork


Rochester, NY

Design: Sabri Gokmen

Geometric Optimization: Mark Luffel

Fabrication: Demiurge LLC

Photography: Courtesy of J. Adam Fenster (U.Rochester)

Client: University of Rochester

Calyx is a site specific sculpture project commissioned by University of Rochester to celebrate the coming of a new age where technology, art, nature and knowledge become intertwined to inspire the creation of a new generation. The dynamic form and patterning of the sculpture is influenced by leaf venation systems found in nature that are able to produce structural networks and organic forms. The canopying sculpture acts as a recognizable landmark for the visitors as well as offers a gathering space for leisure by attracting students to the area.

Growth Simulations in 2D

Growth Simulations in 3D