location: Anschutz Medical Campus, University of Colorado, Aurora, Colorado
dimensions: Approximately 1200' L × 10' H × 20’ W
materials: Stainless steel, earthcasting (reinforced concrete with iron oxide cast in molds dug from the earth), terrazzo, lights
Corpus Collosum (2009) is a public art piece by American artist Thomas Sayre. Corpus Collosum on the Anschutz Medical Campus at the University of Colorado is bookended by two fourteen-foot-diameter spheres, one made of roughhewn concrete and the other a smoothly reflective stainless steel. Between these bookends, a series of outdoor “rooms” are provided for passersby. Each room includes seating, lighting, and power for mobile devices. The outdoor spaces are designed to provide different types of gathering places: some contemplative, some playful.