A streaking beacon resting where the sky meets the earth, Agent Crystalline now perches in front of the Northwest Campus building of the Edmonton Police Center in Edmonton, Canada. Dynamic vectors join in a network of arches forming a physical gate at the entrance to the campus. Seemingly waiting for the sound of a starting pistol, Agent Crystalline’s three-point stance strikes one as ready to take off in any direction.
The vibrant array strikes a balance between safety orange and a sweeter tangerine. Adopting the coloring of the construction offers the structure the ethos of protection and productivity; as well as a bold timeless feeling. This balanced pinnacle wears a curated skin of racing stripes inspired by the bold lines of motorcycles, speed boats, and race cars.Contouring segments derived from parallel agent-based protocol, dive and flex at the epicenter. After defining apertures and spines, stripes wrap diagonally over the tripodal legs and descend to the ground in tight coils. Essential to its powerful presence, movement is captured in the twists of the stripes along with directional limbs. Twisting and assertive, Agent Crystalline attains a poised stance at this entrance representing authority and respect.
Longest Span: 17m
Material System: 2 layers of 3mm aluminum stripes
Number of Parts: 1785
Photography by NAARO.
Agent Crystalline is an original work owned by the City of Edmonton and commissioned through the City of Edmonton Public Art Program.