Flame of the Millennium by Leonardo Nierman, located on the campus of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, was the first sculpture in the Art Spaces collection.
Its impressive form gives over to large gleaming surfaces which mirror the reflecting pool surrounding it, and offer a spectacle of changing colors and patterns for motorists along Historic National Road U.S. 40 as it enters Terre Haute.
Artist Leonardo Nierman lives in Mexico City and works in a variety of media including paint, stained glass and tapestry, but most of his large scale outdoor works are stainless steel, as is the Flame. His education in physics and mathematics and his study of the psychology of color and music have helped to shape his artistic style.
What is common to all of his works is the lively and uplifting spirit that inhabits his forms and the vibrancy of the material as it moves skyward.
Located on Historic National Road (U.S. 40) on the campus of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 5500 Wabash Avenue.
Leonardo Nierman lives and works in Mexico City.
Flame of the Millennium is part of the Permanent Art Collection of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.