Have you ever wondered where the sculpture in front of Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences building came from? Who is the artist? Does it have a name?
New Jersey sculptor Clyde Lynds is known for his technique of mixing concrete sculptural forms with fiber optics, while incorporating themes from history, astronomy and science. Many of his works are large and dramatic in scale, reaching up to sixty-five feet in height. Lynds began using these materials in the late 1970s when he became inspired by the reflective qualities of lights when using fiber optics.
In addition to “Current”, the fiber optic and concrete mural featuring phosphorescent sea-life at the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, The Clyde Lynds Studio has public sculptures throughout New Jersey and the US. Find out more about the IMCS sculpture at the Clyde Lynds website.