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Explosion

Artist:

Sergio Castillo

Location:

Metcalf Center on Commonwealth Avenue  

Location

Metcalf Center on Commonwealth Avenue
United States
42° 20' 55.8672" N, 71° 6' 1.044" W

Neighborhood:

Fenway/Kenmore

Type:

Sculpture

Year:

1987

Medium:

Stainless steel

Collection:

Boston University

Funders:

Boston University

Description:

Explosion, an imposing array of radiating stainless steel rods, is a celebration of atomic physics. Each rod represents one of the many pathways taken by the energy released in a proton collision. The rods’ seemingly unstable flurry is actually quite secure, as each rod is counterbalanced by a slab of concrete far below ground level. This imaginative effort to represent a momentary event in a permanent medium is the work of Chilean-born sculptor Sergio Castillo, who specializes in such subjects. The work was dedicated in 1987.  It is appropriately located in front of Boston University’s Metcalfer for Cent Science and Engineering. Photograph by: Kalman Zabarsky

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