Lucent

Submitted by Josh Garber

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Client: Valley Metro Rail

Location: Phoenix, AZ, United States

Completion date: 2008

Artwork budget: $163,000

Project Team

Artist/ Designer

Josh Garber

Josh Garber

Structural Engineer

Eric Keller

Eric Keller

Lighting Consultant

Byron Bewley

Fiber Optic Studio

Installer

James Trahan

180 Degrees

Overview

Lucent is 30 x 3 x 3 feet and changes color through programmable fiber optic lighting. This commission was for the new light rail station at 19th Ave and Camelback in Phoenix. To make this project, I welded approximately 20,000 aluminum bars over a substructure. This piece had fiber optic cables threaded through each section of the piece.

Goals

This piece was meant to be a welcoming beacon.

Process

This project was an extensive collaboration with an engineer, lighting designer, station architect, and installer over five years.