Rice University commissioned artist Ben Butler to create a site-specific installation. Butler, an assistant professor of art at Rhodes College, crafted "Unbounded," a maze of 10,000 hand-cut sticks of poplar wood. He pre-assembled some 300 flat sheets in his Memphis studio, transported them to the Rice University Art Gallery and continued the construction. Butler's sculptural process includes the construction of simple, predictable patterns. By repeating the pattern over and over he creates unexpectedly complex structures. It's a case of the whole being greater than a sum of the parts. "Unbounded," which was both dense and airy, filled the art gallery. As viewers walked around the construction, each step one way or the other produced a completely new view of the structure.