Duluth, MN

Structural Features

  • Polytropos is a metal sculpture designed by the artist Maria Artemis.
  • It serves as a prominent piece of the landscaping surrounding the University of Minnesota Duluth’s Chemical and Advanced Material Science Building.
  • Polytropos weighs 6,000 lbs and consists of a steel skeleton with curved bronze plating.
  • The cutouts in the bronze plating were inspired by the webs of ground spider who weave their webs in blades of grass.