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Scenes From TIME Exhibit At UNM-Los Alamos

on July 12, 2019 - 4:30pm

Gordon McDonough of Los Alamos, stands next to his piece, Zephyr Vanes, Friday afternoon at UNM-LA. McDonough participated in the Temporary Installations Made For the Environment or TIME exhibit, which is part of ScienceFest. The theme of the exhibit is Aha! McDonough said his piece is a wind vane, which shows the direction the wind is blowing at different heights. The piece is made of a 25 foot long steel pipe and the vanes are made from a 3-D printer. McDonough said he was inspired to make this piece after seeing something similar years ago in San Francisco. He added he previously built a series of smaller vanes but always wanted to make a big one. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Gordon McDonough's Zephyr Vanes. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Albuquerque artist Joshua Willis stands next to his piece, Warp, Weft, Root and Stalk. He explained the peice is made of burlap with plant seeds. The idea, he said, is that over time the art will turn into a 3-D piece as seeds germinate and become plants.  In way, Willis said, the artwork will destroy itself. He added the seeds are all native to the area. Willis said he normally creates textiles that hang on gallery walls so this particular piece was refreshing to do. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Albuquerque artist and University of New Mexico employee Kirsten Angerbauer sits on one of the chairs included in her piece, Influx. A set of wooden chairs form a circle and Angerbauer created a digital audio loop, which includes archival audio clips from the Manhattan Project. She explained the piece assimilates a meeting where ideas are voiced and there is an influx of knowledge that leads to a great idea. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Kirsten Angerbauer's Influx. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Santa Fe artist Ben Utigard stands next to his piece, Circular Windows, which includes mirrors that project dots of sunlight on the side of a building at UNM-LA. Utigard said the exhibit symbolizes an ah-ha moment by illuminating light in darkness, similar to a methaphorical lightbulb popping on when a idea is formed. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Santa Fe artist Ben Utigard's Circular Windows. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Santa Fe Artist Ben Utigard's second piece in the TIME exhibit, which is also called Circular Windows. This time, dots of colored lights that Utigard described as gum balls, decorate one of the UNM-LA buildings. To get the effect, he used colored gels, which is similar to what is used for lights at concerts. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Betsie Miller-Kusz's Origins, was another piece featured in the TIME exhibit. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/