(art)n Artists: 

Ellen Sandor, Nick Gaul, Dien Truong and Janine Fron

Collaborative Artists: 

Simulation: Bob Wilhelmson and Matthew Gilmore, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Lou Wicker, National Severe Storms Lab, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Visualization

Donna Cox, Robert Patterson, Stuart Levy, Alex Betts, Matt Hall, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Size: 
41" x 41"
Medium: 

Digital PHSCologram

Materials: 

Duratrans, Kodalth, Plexiglas

Collections: 

National Center for Supercomputing Applications, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Description: 

Commisioned by the State of Illinois Art Art-in-Architecture Program for Public Installation at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The tornado imagery is composited against a unique astronomical image for each panel, juxtaposing the earthbound airflow and structure of the tornado with physical processes at the galactic scale.