A person on a balcony looks at a large reflective sculpture made of many squares of glass.
Jeff Lieberman, Patterned by Nature (Screen Shot)

Patterned by Nature: Kinetic Art by MIT Alum Jeff Lieberman

How does a gigantic glass LCD display represent nature? The 90-foot long “ribbon” that slices through the atrium of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences shows animated patterns inspired by nature, from flying birds to clouds floating across the sky.

Titled “Patterned by Nature,” the sculpture is an impressive crossover between engineering, art, and the natural world. Its creator, Jeff Lieberman ’00, SM ’04, SM ’06, has been studying the intersection of art and science for years and “Patterned by Nature” is the perfect manifestation of this belief.