As you enter the Weisman Art Museum on campus of the University of Minnesota, this is what is directly to the left of the main desk:
What is this wondrous installation? It is Merge by Sharon Louden, made of thousands of pieces of specially cut aluminum flashing, that speaks to the aluminum-clad Frank Gehry-designed museum. Louden worked with a team of assistants for five weeks creating the installation. While it appears at first to be randomly organized, pieces of silver aluminum – and some of gold, blue and red – are carefully placed by the artist as highlights.
It is gorgeous in the sunlight…
Edit 4/10/12: Sharon Louden has a video about her work. Very interesting, and you can see the work from above, and with a moving camera — much better at accurately representing the interplay of light than my stills!