Submitted by Tim Prentice


Client: NYU Hospitals

Location: New York, NY, United States

Completion date: 2013

Artwork budget: $140,000

Project Team


Tim Prentice

Prentice Colbert, Inc.


David Colbert

Prentice Colber, Inc.


Glissando is installed in the Tisch Lobby of the Langone Medical Center of New York University Hospitals. The dimensions of the work are 8'x7'x40'. In this kinetic work 1140 reflective lexan elements flash with natural light from the glass curtain wall by day and from downspots by night, giving the impression of a room filled with the energy of a thousand giant fireflies.


The work was conceived to respond to the ample light and air movement generated by the glass curtain wall in the entrance lobby. The movement of the work reveals the air currents in the space.


The artist met numerous times with the committee of the NYU Hospitals Art Program, and the design was revised several times.