James Surls

The Texas Tech Health Sciences Center in Lubbock will be getting a new piece of public art next week. “Complete Fragment” will be installed by its creator and a crew that will need heavy equipment to set the large, three-piece sculpture in front of one of three new building nearing completion.

Emily Wilkinson, the director of the Texas Tech System’s public art program, says the piece, which is the system’s 130th since 1998, is the collection’s first by Texas native James Surls, an internationally recognized and collected American artist.