Aqueous - CODAworx



Location: NEW YORK, NY, United States

Completion date: 2017

Artwork budget: $700,000

Project Team


Jen Lewin



Jen Lewin Studio

Jen Lewin Studio


AQUEOUS is a sequence of interactive LED platforms that form trails of light. During the day, the sculpture shifts in color and reflection, mirroring the sky. At night, AQUEOUS glows in full illuminated interactivity, engaging groups in an ever-changing landscape.

Inspired by the symmetry in natural systems, AQUEOUS is one of the first pattern-based sculptures built at this scale. Composed of hundreds of interactive modular platforms derived from the Golden Ratio, the sculpture can be installed in multiple configurations. Each platform is controlled by code written by the artist, allowing them to sense human interaction individually, but also to link to each other to form interconnected pathways of light effects.


AQUEOUS was designed and fabricated in 2017 at Lewin’s studio in Brooklyn, New York, and is part of her “Have Art, Will Travel” program.

Aqueous travels publically and can install in 1-3 days in any environment and on any reasonably flat surface. Each installation and layout of Aqueous is unique and is designed by Jen Lewin to work fluidly within a site.

Additional Information

2017 Buring Man Arts Black Rock City Honoraria Grant

2021 – Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center, Athens, Greece: Aqueous
2020 – Takanawa Gateway Fest, Tokyo: Cosmos (with Aqueous.)
2020 – Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center, Oklahoma City: Aqueous
2020 – Hong Kong Arts Center, Hong Kong: Aqueous
2019 – Momentum Festival, Toledo: Aqueous
2019 – LIT, Huntsville: Aqueous
2019 – Enchanted Forest of Light, Los Angeles: Aqueous
2019 – Luminaria, Salt Lake City: Aqueous
2018 – Museum of Design, Atlanta: Aqueous
2018 – reCODE, Los Angeles: Aqueous
2018 – Vivid Sydney, Sydney: Aqueous
2018 – Kapolei Commons, Maui: Aqueous
2018 – George P. Johnson, Las Vegas: Aqueous
2018 – B-Light, Manama: Aqueous
2018 – Enchanted Forest of Light, Los Angeles: Aqueous
2018 B-Light Festival Bahrain, Aqueous
2018 Kapolei Commons, Hawaii, Aqueous
2018 George P. Johnson, T-Mobile Arena, Vegas, Aqueous
2018 Vivid Sydney: Aqueous
2018 Code (Conference, LA): Aqueous
2018 Museum of Design Atlanta: Aqueous
2018 Enchanted Forrest, Descanso Gardens: Aqueous
2017 Georgetown Glow: Georgetown, DC
2017 Burning Man Honorarium: Black Rock City, NV