Submitted by Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong


Client: District of Columbia, Department of General Services (Percent for Art)

Location: Washington, DC, United States

Completion date: 2018

Project Team

Industry Resource

Danny McCauley

Elemental Metalworks

Industry Resource

Sandy Bellamy

D.C. Department of General Services


Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong


‘Lightwell’ is a site-specific sculpture that creates ever-changing kaleidoscopic shadow drawings in the school's skylit atrium. As natural sun and artificial light, operating in a responsive system, shine upon the steel ribbons and dichroic glass, shadows and light refractions are cast about. Lightwell’s systems design uses a sunlight sensor and a NUC mini computer to continuously log sunlight conditions and adjust the upper LED fixtures in response to the intensity of sunlight. ‘Lightwell’ aims to encourage proactive observation and create a shared sublime experience for students, teachers and visitors alike.