Sarah Braman

(American, b. 1970)

Here, 2019

Concrete drainage pipe, powder-coated aluminum frames, laminated glass

Long-term loan, courtesy of the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York

Ongoing | Through 2026

Light from the sun projects through the circular, colored glass windows of this industrial form, casting lightly pigmented shadows. This dynamic interplay of light and color can be observed by peering through the windows and walking around the sculpture and will vary depending on the time of day and position of the sun. The effect of the shadows references a sundial, which is an ancient technique of capturing time through the movement of shadows cast by the sun.

As you move around the outside of this sculpture, notice how the mirroring and reflecting of the surface distorts perception. The artist believes that slowing down to encounter the shifting light and color can be a transformative experience.


University of Houston

Ezekiel W. Cullen Building

Color Talks | Sarah Braman

February 11, 2021 artist conversation featuring Sarah Braman. Moderated by Natilee Harren, PhD, Asst. Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art History, University of Houston. 

Sarah Braman | Color Walk (Virtual Tour)

Take a virtual tour of Sarah Braman’s artwork at the University of Houston led by Public Art UHS curator, Mike Guidry.

Transformation Portals | Color Field Studio Session

Create colorful transformation portals inspired by Sarah Braman’s artwork, Here.

Art Sheet

Learn more about Sarah Braman and her work.