• Title of artwork: Homeostasis
  • Materials: Glass
  • Location: The Audrey Emerton Education Centre, Eastern Road
  • Artist: Float Glass Design
  • Date: 2005-6
  • Information and map download: Homeostasis [PDF 312kb]

'Homeostasis' consists of a series of coloured glass circles. The glass plates are different sizes and covered with crisp, shiny patterns in silver, red and blue which seem to move across the glass. The artwork is situated in the entrance to the Audrey Emerton Education Centre which is used for the post graduate education and training of students and healthcare professionals in Brighton & Hove and Mid Sussex.

Michael and Jane Johansson at Float Glass Design created 'Homeostasis' specifically for this space. They wanted to recreate the textures and patterns within cell structures in the human body that are normally hidden from view and only accessible by scientific imaging.

The resulting work is a dramatic, eye-catching feature that echoes the clean modern lines of the rest of the interior space. It is positioned across the high main reception wall and is easily visible through the large windows from outside. 'Homeostasis' is a tribute to the important medical research work undertaken by the students and medical practitioners from the university hospital trust. For more information on works by Float Glass Design go to www.floatglassdesign.co.uk.

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