International Sculpture Center

   

DIRECTORY

Ralph Helmick

Signal
2009
10' h, 8.5' w, 10.5' d
Steel

Site: Biomedical Engineering Building, Rutgers University, NJ; commissioned by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Signal is a collision of stasis and movement. Signal is distinctively non-kinetic. Signal relies on perspective and expectation. Signal is mostly air. Signal’s non-air parts aggressively catch light and harvest shadow. The work’s title derives from the engineering term “signal-to-noise ratio”.