University of Oxford Department of Physics
Euro Quality Coatings have recently been asked to coat a large work of art for the Department of Physics at the world renowned University of Oxford.
The work called ‘Thinking Light’ was created by artist Bridget Smith, and was for the new Beecroft Building, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, designed by Hawkins\Brown. Thinking Light depicts the dynamic behaviour of light particles, as if captured in a snapshot, the light refracting where the building changes angle. The flow of “particles” are continually animated by light, evolving into new patterns and shapes, distinct from the surrounding “dark matter” of the black aluminium panels that create a sense of deep space. The inscription of equations drawn on blackboards also underlies this artwork, reflecting the activities of both the experimental and theoretical physicists who occupy the building.
Euro Quality Coatings worked closely with the University, Bridget Smith, and Akzo Nobel who not only supplied the Architectural Grade Clear Lacquer for the project, but also recommended EQC as the applicator for this prestigious project.
Akzo Nobel Technical Service Representative Lee Hathaway commented:
“It’s not every day you are approached by a renowned artist wishing to discuss Powder Coat options for a new art installation at Oxford University Physics Department. Having received the call and discussed coating requirements it was clear this would be a high profile / high value project which would need the right team to ensure a successful delivery. Without hesitation EQC were contacted and asked for their valued input. Between Akzo Nobel, EQC and all invested partners the Powder Coated art installation was delivered on time and looks spectacular!”