As a connecting element to the building, motifs on interior walls celebrate the interconnectedness of the various disciplines within science and mathematics. Designed by Ana England of the Department of Visual Arts, the representations are at one level realistic, depicting forms in nature such as strata of rock, cells, wings, seeds, molecules, and geometric shapes, and at another level highly symbolic representing interdependency, the life cycle, inquiry and research, numeric systems, learning, and transformation. [As described by the Natural Science Center website: Last accessed April 23, 2010 http://campusplan.nku.edu/academic_buildings/science.php]
[Abstract from artist statement Ana England, A celebration of interconnections] Derived from a charcoal drawing, the image of a circle within a square is reminiscent of a brain scan. The title, Digital Dot, refers to a digital system based on zeroes and ones that stand for “on” and “off”. The circular form evokes a mandala, a symbol of completion, of the unification of the inner and outer life.