The Fragility of the Promise Light Installation
This large-scale reactive light and sound installation was created for the acclaimed Project Atrium series at MOCA Jacksonville, a cultural institute of the University of North Florida. The installation consists of over 1,000 LED fixtures suspended from the ceiling in concentric circles. The sculptural piece was created using aluminum, LED light diffuser panels, and carbon fiber tubes to keep the weight under 500 pounds. When viewers position themselves directly underneath the installation, they can affect the behavior of the lights but retain no control over them. From this interaction, a fragile, yet crucial relationship forms between the participant and the piece. The piece is an inquiry into the fluctuating interactions between our internal narratives and the external forces of culture and commerce. The fragility of the connection becomes a testament to the elusive promise of prosperity.