In Visible Light - Sculpture Park. Trees next to a building encircled by a yellow ring. In Visible Light - Sculpture Park. Trees next to a building encircled by a yellow ring.

In Visible Light - Sculpture Garden

April 1, 2021 – March 14, 2021


"In Visible List" aims to literally illuminate the physical darkness of the short days of winter as well as the emotional darkness brought out by the Covid pandemic.

“In Visible Light” is a solar powered colored light installation which aims to illuminate the darkness brought out by Covid and to give hope during these dark times. As things become more difficult we can turn to Nature for answers. Through the change of seasons, Nature reminds us that things are in constant flux and we can count on light to follow the dark. Light has always been our reassurance. Plants naturally lean towards the sun for sustenance. From the mythological use of the rainbow to contemporary artists like Olafur Eliasson, light, as subject matter, has been a source of inspiration . 

Using Wayfinding practices, "In Visible Light" will transform the audience’s optical experience and will amplify the natural beauty of the grid of trees that comprise the outdoor  Hampden Gallery Sculpture Garden. 

Light is a universal entity that brings people together and sustains their spirit and physicality. Without light there can be no color, no shadow, no art. 

Optimism is invisible, and is both fueled and expressed through art. Hope Is invisible - and it is also necessary to help deal with the dark times and various challenges we all face. 

Inevitably Emily Dickinson’s “Hope is the Thing with Feathers” comes to mind. Through the optical character of colored light, "In Visible Light" will mark the gallery as a place to remind us of the power of art. Even as the gallery building is presently closed due to COVID, the light installation delivers a persistent vitality. 

Walking by the light installation students have their spirits lifted and their path literally illuminated. 

"In Visible Light" becomes a symbol of our strength to take us through the challenges of the pandemic. 


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