Client: District of Columbia, Department of General Services (Percent for Art)
Location: Washington, DC, United States
Completion date: 2018
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.