Draper at Florida State University, Tallassee, 2011

Draper, 2011
Stainless steel
75 ft. x 18 ft. x 4 ft.

Rob Ley of Los Angeles-based art and design studio Urbana recently completed Draper, a permanent installation commissioned by Florida State University (FSU), Tallahassee for the College of Visual Art’s William Johnston Building. Composed of hundreds of unique stainless steel strips, the project is an experiment in how mass and gravity, along with a force-feedback fabrication technique, can create a carefully tuned lattice structure. At seventy-five feet in height, Draper passes through five separate floors and sub-departments of the school, offering each level a unique view of the piece and its own distinct identity.

Draper is an Art in State Buildings Project: Section 255.043, Florida Statutes.