Turbulent Architecture

Artists use their creativity to reveal the world in new and sometimes unexpected ways. Artist Ned Kahn’s work focuses on the physical world. From the harmonies of randomness to the dynamics of the Earth’s crust, Kahn uses scientific principles to create mesmerizing works of art. For the past 16 years, Kahn has been creating interactive sculptures inspired by everything from wind and waves to comets, black holes, and galaxies. Created using simple materials such as water, sand and air, Kahn’s artworks are not just celebrations of nature—they are inspired by fluid dynamics and other aspects of science. Considered one of the most successful artists and exhibit builders in the country, Kahn has had major commissions all over the world and in 2004 was the recipient of a MacArthur “genius award.”

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