Location: Portland, or, United States
Completion date: 2015
Artwork budget: $189,000
Dana Lynn Louis
Glass Drawings, Motion Lamp, Projections 50’ x 50’ x 60’ Commission for TRIMET, the light rail system in Portland Oregon. Crystallization incorporates large scale drawings and paintings that wrap elevator shafts. The cupola on top, a lantern with motion lamp projections, references a buried spring in the Portland area that is being restored. The images included are of the paintings and etchings on 3 layers of glass. Projections on the platforms are taken from the etchings and change with the equinox and solstice 4 times a year.
Highly integrated works which wrap around a light rail station incorporating elevators, windscreens and platform teatments.
This was a very consistent and intimate collaboration with the client, architects, and engineers and involved neighborhood gatherings as well. The process spanned 5 years.
The Lantern on top of the elevator has motion lamps inside of it that makes the water appear to move.