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Public Art Installed at TTUHSC Permian Basin Facility

October 2, 2018 | Texas Tech University System Public Art Program

In early August, the Texas Tech University System Public Art Program saw its first piece installed at the Odessa campus with an art piece by Albert Paley installed at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Permian Basin Academic Facility.

The 50-foot-long, 21-foot-tall white sculpture is meant to capture the essence of the West Texas landscape. The gestural nature of the sculpture endeavors to relate to the experience of traveling over flat and stark land in a non-literal manner that allows the sculpture to relate to many viewers in different ways according to their own experience.

“This piece is going to change the way we talk about public art in our community,” said Randy Ham, executive director of Odessa Arts. “We could not be more excited that Texas Tech has a campus here because that means our public art collection is part of Texas Tech’s public art collection. One of their crowning pieces is now here in our community.”

The new Permian Basin Academic Facility will open January 2019.