Today’s art spotted is a modern glass and steel sculpture located on Texas A&M University’s main campus.
The sculpture Tri-Nimbus Chrystallis, located on Texas A&M’s campus next to Rudder Tower and the Memorial Student Center, is commonly known as the “Crystal Tree.” It is the collaborative work of two Texas artists: John Kebrle Jr. & Hilliard M. Stone. John Kebrle Jr. is well-known worldwide for his stained glass work (Kebrle Stained Glass Studio of Dallas, Texas) and produced the 2,500 pieces of glass for the piece. Hilliard M. Stone is a Texas artists who has worked in multiple media and is known in Texas for his painting and metal-work sculptures.
Each of the 2,500 large pieces of glass are individually attached to the steel frame and sparkle when the sun is shining (as it always does here in Texas). The Crystal tree is the tallest of the many sculptures located on Texas A&M’s campus and the benches around the base are a favorite spot to take a break and enjoy a coffee.
A few of the campus sculptures are listed on the following page: click here!
A self-guided walking tour of the sculptures at Texas A&M is downloadable here.