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My observant reader(s) will have probably noticed by now that I am big fan of this sculpture. I am so much a fan that I got up the other day, before it was even light outside, just to drive up to campus and get photos of it in the snow. It was worth it.

“Oblique Intersection”
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, Texas
photographed 1.10.2021

Snow Day

And it came to pass that early one very snowy Sunday morning, I found myself back at my new favorite location: there was no way I was missing the chance to photograph this stunning sculpture as the snow fell and the day broke.

“Oblique Intersection”
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, Texas
photographed 1.10.2021

A mumuration

If you’ve never seen a murmuration of starlings, stop reading this and go watch this video. It’s five minutes long. I’ll wait…

Pretty amazing, wasn’t it?

And maybe it gives you an idea about why the word “murmuration” came to mind when I made this photo.

“Oblique Intersection”
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, Texas
photographed 1.3.2021

“Oblique Intersection”

One of the coolest things about Lubbock is that Texas Tech University has a nationally-recognized public art program, with major art installations on their campuses in Lubbock, El Paso, Odessa, San Angelo, Abilene, and Amarillo.

This piece, which was installed in 2019, is one of my favorites, because it looks like a pencil sketch come to life. It’s called “Oblique Intersection” and is made of short stainless steel rods welded together. The shapes in the piece mirror the architectural shapes of the campus buildings. From certain angles and even though it is a huge piece, it almost disappears. It looks different depending on the sunlight’s angles. It looks different at night. It looks different in the snow (come back on January 25 to see that.). It is, in short, a delight to view, no matter when you look at it. Here’s an article (that has an imbedded video) about it.

The piece was produced by Lead Pencil Studio (Daniel Mihalyo and Annie Han).

“Oblique Intersection”
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, Texas
photographed 1.3.2021

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