Safety Tape Installation

April 30, 2021

Georgia Tech Arts is excited to announce that the collection of public art on campus is growing with the latest installation of a commissioned work by multimedia artist Christopher Paul Dean in the Georgia Tech Police headquarters on Hemphill Avenue. Their doors are always open, so come see for yourself!

“OSHA/ANSI no. 15: Safety Tape on Panel” (2020) presents a series of 71 multi-colored panels depicting safety tape patterns, which snake around the building’s brightly lit lobby walls. The vivid pop of colors and patterns create an inviting atmosphere that also highlights the Office of Sustainability, Facilities, and Safety’s commitment to ensuring safety in workspaces and activities across the Institute.

The GTPD and Georgia Tech Arts’ teams will be hosting a special Tech community day in spring 2021, where you are invited to see the new work, learn about art on campus, meet your GTPD officers, and take a break between classes to enjoy a cup of coffee and donuts!

Visit the Georgia Tech Police Department (@gtpd) Art Installation highlight reel on Instagram to enjoy a series of interactive posts about “OSHA/ANSI no. 15: Safety Tape on Panel.” The contest has ended, but you can still test your knowledge of what each multi-color stripe represents!

Photograph by Mike Jensen

Multimedia artist Christopher Paul Dean installs a new work in the Georgia Tech Police headquarters.
Three white walls, at 90 degree angles to each other, are hung with more than 30 different flat, rectangular canvas each covered in different combinations of industrial safety tape.