MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS HOUSTON

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TITLE: GENETIC DORAN DIVIDER-SENTINEL
CLIENT: General Electric Plastics Group
ARCHITECT: Jung/Brannen Associates of Boston
DATE: 1984

In 1982 General Electric Plastics Group commissioned Tom to create a piece that would somehow signify the Group’s corporate identity. Tom worked at General Electric Plastics laboratories to fabricate GENIC DORAN DIVIDER – SENTINEL, assisted by a team of technicians, scientists and research engineers (including Dr. Dan Fox, a pioneer in bullet resistant products and the inventor of LEXAN resin) in developing a large-scale manufacturing technique for the final version.

Tom states, ”It represents a commitment to bringing art and science together and is tangible evidence of something that separates humankind from all other life forms, that magnificent gift that allows us to dream, question, conceptualize and create – the human mind.”

The Work is now in the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.