1987.0487.282 Texas Instruments Collection Object

Silicon Sculpture - 1972
TI number: G00105

First known work of art (1972) shaped from single crystal silicon.

This item was part of the original S/B Lobby display. A + T was made to a design by Harvard trained Venezuelan sculptor Alberto Collie and produced at TI. A decade earlier TI'ers had worked with him to develop electromagnetic levitators for innovative sculptures called spacial absolutes. This piece combines a dual sophistication of art and technology in an unlikely material. It is reported that about 200 of these pieces were made and signed by the sculptor.

Texas Instruments (Fred Bucy, Jimme Sherer.)

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