As part of the Torpedo Factory Art Center’s 40th anniversary celebration, I installed five large-scale towers and an accompanying light show in one of the building’s public spaces.
The towers light a dark area seating area and make it more popular. They also stimulate curosity and provide interactive engagement between visitors and the building itself.
Centered around a prominent third floor smokestack, a remnant of the building’s original designation as a munitions factory, this dynamic installation stands over 20 feet tall and surrounds the smokestack’s 36 foot circumference. The eight-foot tall glass and steel pillars reflect the my interest in kinetic sculpture.
The spiraling movement of the balls within each tower reminds me of the double helix of a DNA strand. They also look like they are swimming. It’s a very peaceful calming movement, and achieving that flow was important to me.
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