MURAL OF LIGHT
IIDA Award of Merit
The Mural of Light began as part of an urban design master plan to bring vitality and a progressive identity to the heart of the Sinai Samaritan medical campus, as part of a massive relocation plan. After being asked by the project architect for a lighting-based design solution, the concept for an animated light sculpture was developed to fill a five-story building façade facing an expressway.
The dynamic art installation is based on two hidden robotic projectors that paint patterns and colors onto the architectural canvas in a choreography of images and infinitely flowing color. These automated luminaires follow a program of hundreds of carefully synchronized steps to provide a kinetic interplay of flowing, rotating, and dissolving abstract images. Another independent sequence directs the intensity, hue, and tempo of the projector’s color shifts, as well as other floodlights that add a background of colorful splashes. This assures that the images, colors, and background are always in different combinations, maintaining a sculptural painting that is always unique to the moment. The Mural of Light demonstrates the kinetic freedom and artistic potential of light.