Artist Brower Hatcher, created the stainless steel, bronze, glass, copper, wood, bone, iron, and aluminum sculpture "Edge of Sky" in 1994.
The sculpture consists of a structure approximately 40' long by 6'6" high by 4' deep. This structure is attached to the wall with it's center at 6'9" with its lowest point at 3'6" from the floor and the highest point at 10'2" from the floor.
The sculpture is fabricated out of color coated stainless steel wire spot welded into frameworks that are bolted together to form a space filling geometry. At the vertices of the geometry are brass fittings that hold the structure together and many also hold glass discs and other elements. The visual effect of this structure is that of transparent prismatic haze punctuated by dots of light reflected by the brass fittings and glass shapes.
Within the field of geometry of the sculpture are objects and images that are referential to local, regional, and universal themes. References would include space and communication technology, regional history, native plants and animals, and the language of commonplace objects encountered in day to day life. These objects are made from cast bronze, annodized aluminum, glass, copper, and fabricated aluminum and stainless steel.
The total work would form a highly engaging and dramatic centerpiece for the lobby of Two Allen Center.
Brower Hatcher was born in Atlanta, GA. He attended Vanderbilt University School of Engineering in Nashville, TN and received his degree in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute in New York. He then studied sculpture at St. Martins School of Art in London, U.K. with Sir Anthony Caro and William Tucker. He was on the faculty at St. Martins for three years and returned to the U.S. to join the faculty of Bennington College where he taught for 13 years. Hatcher ceased teaching in 1986 and has built approximately 50 public art projects throughout the U.S. since that time. Brower Hatcher is a recipient of 3 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, a Guggenheim Fellowship and an honorary Ph.D. from the State University of New York.