Commissioned by Texas Tech University Health Science Center
Lubbock, TX, 2019
PULSE is an interactive installation that welcomes people to the new research and education facility with a living symbol of health, compassion and scientific inquiry. PULSE replaces the systems normally found inside walls (plumbing, data conduit, electrical) with a monumental, living, luminous human circulatory system. The more building occupants, the faster the beats and the blood flow. The installation pairs the ancient symbol of divine care for humanity, a luminous heart, with an anatomically accurate simulation. PULSE activates the lobby with an ‘MRI’ of the beating heart of the new Health Sciences Center.