Artist: Mark Herrington, Maine
Lawn across Flagstaff Road from Collins Center for the Arts, behind Sculpture Studio
Installed in 2015, Tec.ton.ic is the first piece created during UMaine’s Littlefield Gallery (Winter Harbor, Maine) Sculptor-in-Residence Series. Upon completion of this granite sculpture, 80 photos of it were taken and — using photogrammetry — 3-D models printed by the university’s Innovative Media Research and Commercialization Center (IMRC). Ultimately these models will allow Herrington’s design to be used in glass, aluminum and bronze castings. The sculpture’s design and name, enhanced by the artist’s choice of igneous rock, evoke a sense of the Earth’s tectonic plates in motion.