Breaking Wave

Breaking Wave

Cambridge, MA | 2013

We had the great fortune to be able to work with some amazing artists on our Biogen Idec project. Jeff Lieberman (Plebian Design) and Bill Washabaugh (Hypersonic Engineering) created Breaking Wave, an anamorphic kinetic sculpture that entrances and beguiles visitors. The kinetic sculpture embodies the complexity of getting a new therapy to market. Success requires many pieces to come together at the right moment – it is an exercise in perseverance and patience. In Breaking Wave, thousands of moving parts coalesce into a meaningful shape only from a particular viewpoint.

Plebian Design and Hypersonic, the creators of Breaking Wave, explain, “Perspective changes everything. Sometimes what seems like chaos contains structure, like the underlying patterns of the universe or the cause of a disease.”