Post Liminal

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Client: Artist

Location: New York, NY, United States

Completion date: 2021

Artwork budget: $8,000

Project Team

Artist

Carol Salmanson

Assistant

Olivier Odom

Overview

This magical column of light, Post Liminal is a minimalist sculpture by day, with glistening white sides and aluminum angles that reflect through prism rods. At night, different colors of LEDs aimed into the aluminum are beamed and blended through the prisms for a dramatic, jewel-like effect.

LEDs, prism rods, reflective sheeting, clear polycarbonate, aluminum, steel
36” H x 18” W x 13” D
2015

Goals

I envision these columns as multiples, in a garden, on either side of a gateway, a long walkway, or other venue. I also envision it as a cluster of three, each one a different height.

Process

My assistant on this project was Olivier Odom, and together we hand-soldered the LEDs, bent the aluminum and and polycarbonate to house the LEDs, and mounted the sheeting on steel panels. The steel panels and stainless tops and bottoms were made by Alpha Steel in Brooklyn, NY.