@Alexander Tylevich

Garden of Learning

Tylevich Studio as Public Art

This Normandale Community College Art Project is composed of several related art installations, which interlock public areas of the college.


Two installations, symbolic of a collection of exotic plants or trees, are suspended by stainless steel cables to fill the entire height of the space.


The “leaves” of these installations are made of 3-form material of different colors and textures, and issue a dichroic effect. Letters, numerals and new building blueprints are imbedded within the artistic “leaves.” Some panels contain laminated, artful collections of leaves reminiscent of the Normandale Japanese Garden.


The two “flowers” of the installations are made of colored dichroic glass. “Dichroic” is defined as the property of having more than one color, highly visible when viewed from different angles.


LED lights also play an important role in the artistic concept.


Commissioned for the State of Minnesota on behalf of Normandale Community College under the Minnesota Percent for Art Act

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