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Fragmenta in snow !!!

finally we have some shots of Fragmenta in snow ! Although still early in the season with not much accumulation, we want to share what it looks like in the winter light !

Public Art Review

If you got a copy of the Public Art Review / winter issue, look for a nice image of Fragmenta !

Paper tAG 01

Osman Akan's article titled "Fragmenta / making sculptures in a remote location" is published in the Paper tAG 01 magazine. Published during the first design biennial in Istanbul; article comments on art, architecture and design as well as logistics of making permanent artworks in sub-arctic environments.

Online version in Turkish is available here:

The Republic


Glass magazine

Great news from Mike, I wanted to share !

Hello Osman.  I hope/trust all is well with you!
We just had a significant storm with winds clocked from 90 to 130 mph around town.  Lots of trees down, power still out here and there, schools closed, etc etc…
I decided to check out the sculpture to see how it faired in near-design-level winds.  Result: Not a scratch.  Nothing looked bent or crooked or rubbed-against, etc.  Looks like it stayed pretty rigid.  There are trees all about out there knocked over so you can tell from their angle that the wind came right down off the mountain, by-passing the building and hitting the sculpture head on. 
It’s still pretty breezy today. Standing in the center of the piece, the wind makes a nice sound passing through all the plates. 
Take care!

Michael Fierro, PE Senior Engineer

Anchorage Daily News Interview

Time lapse of structural installation


Time lapse of panels installation

Fragmenta partial time lapse video

Installation of the panels took about a week, completed by Neeser Construction. Structural welding took about ten days. Installation of lighting and electrical components; three days.

Part of the crew !

Here is part of the crew from Neeser that made Fragmenta possible. Thank you guys for your hard work.

Fragmenta Image Catalog

is now online. For Press related information please refer to
Images with higher resolution are available, please email us with the image name / number you would like and we will send you and ftp link. Thank you.


attempt of moving

to the new studio has started,so far a toilette paper and a trash can !

night shots !


Fragmenta - a new work by Osman Akan

Studio Osman Akan is pleased to announce completion of a new sculpture, 
©2012 by Osman Akan
"All Rights Reserved"
permanent installation; Anchorage, Alaska. Stainless steel, dichromatic filters, safety glass, HID lights, white concrete
We would like to thank; Alaska Department of Transportation and public facilities Alaska Department of public safety Alaska State Council on the Arts for their involvement in this project.

Half way there !


Some glass work is done and looks pretty cool !


More progress and good weather !

actually a few panels are up !

Alaska Sculpture from 1000 feet with a 135 mm lens

For those pilots out there, it was a C172 M,  good plane to shoot photos as the wings are above the window level.

Alaska main structure install complete !

Eventhough it was quite windy, (knocked over my tripod and broke my video camera) we managed to install the main structure in just two days ! The rest will be filling the the gaps with TIG welds. Next week we'll start with the surface panels, lights and ground forming. Still a lot to do but we are hopeful.