Da Vinci-Inspired Sculpture to Symbolize UTA

Lauster-Public Art ProjectA 20-foot sculpture to be installed this spring will symbolize the University’s bold commitment to research, science, and the arts.

Reach, a work by Assistant Professor Darryl Lauster (Art & Art History), is based on Helical Aerial Screw, Leonardo da Vinci’s 15th century sketch for a gyroscopic flying machine, often referred to today as one of the first helicopter prototypes.

Lauster developed the concept to celebrate the significant growth and change that has occurred at UT Arlington during President James D. Spaniolo’s tenure after the president announced plans to retire last year.

“I came up with the design after considering the relationship between our students and our University, the relationship between the University and our community, and the mission of our University,” says Lauster, who joined the Department of Art and Art History in 2008.

Read more about the Reach sculpture.

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