Drop, 2016

Adam Kuby
(American, born 1961)

Location: Clark College, Vancouver


Artist Adam Kuby’s sculptural installation ‘Drop’ represents the force of gravity. It is located in the STEM Building at Clark College and is inspired by the gravity experiments that can be done in the building's "drop tower". STEM learning is based on the four topics of science, technology, engineering and math.

Kuby’s installation is made of six groups of identical objects, in a range of shapes and materials. The objects were dropped from different heights of up to sixty feet. The artwork represents the experiments and results. Kuby notes "the artwork is a dynamic and dramatic series of shapes that directly relate to many of the different STEM disciplines...Together the forms create an ever-changing experience as one moves through the building's various spaces and levels."

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Clark College.


Portland, Oregon-based artist Adam Kuby creates landscape-based public art installations that respond to the interaction between built and natural environments. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Design from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from the University of North Carolina in 1992.

MediumSteel, copper, clay, glass, and plastic
DimensionsInterior overall: 36 ft x 20 ft x 21 ft; Exterior: 29 ft x 8 ft x 8 ft
ID NumberWSAC2015.014.00A-F
Acquisition MethodSite responsive commission
Artist LocationOregon, United States
Location Information
AgencyClark College
Artwork LocationClark College
STEM Building (SBG), on the exterior to the left of building entrance and inside by the main entrance lobby
WA CountyClark
Site TypeCollege
Address1933 Fort Vancouver Way
Vancouver, WA 98663
Geo. Coordinates45.637676, -122.650508
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