Crystallization

Submitted by dana lynn louis

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Client: TRIMET

Location: Portland, or, United States

Completion date: Jan 01, 2015

Artwork budget: $189,000

Project Team

Artist

Dana Lynn Louis

Architect

Mark Makulovich

Waterleaf Architecture

Client

TRIMET-Portland Lightrail

Overview

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.

Goals

Highly integrated works which wrap around a light rail station incorporating elevators, windscreens and platform teatments.

Process

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.

Additional Information

The Lantern on top of the elevator has motion lamps inside of it that makes the water appear to move.