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World Brain

  • 1980
  • Gabriel Liebermann, American
  • 30 x 48 in.
    Engraved allodized aluminum
  • Gift of Eugene Garfield and the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI)
  • 2001.003.001
  • No known copyright restrictions


Light rays diffracted from lines etched into the polished surface give an illusion of dimensionality. The work has a complex arrangement of overlapping arcs covering the surface in diverse patterns from which imagery may appear or disappear depending on the sightline of the viewer.

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