Step Lightly

Submitted by Carol Salmanson

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Client: Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

Location: Summit, NY, United States

Completion date: 2013

Artwork budget: $15,000

Project Team

Artist

Carol Salmanson

SALMANSON STUDIO

Other

Mary Birmingham, Curator

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

Overview

Site-specific installation on staircase landing at Visual Arts Center of NJ, made with LEDs and wire.

Goals

Step Lightly's geometric design echoed its staircase, and directed its viewers' eyes up the stairs. The work was meant to engage the viewer both from a far with its illumination and up close with its intricate design. Step Lightlyhad approximately 800 LEDs of ten different sizes, shapes and colors. Its low-voltage bare wiring was mounted directly to its 16' x 27' wide concrete wall, to both become part of the piece while remaining almost invisible.

Process

Step Lightly had approximately 800 LEDs of ten different sizes, shapes and colors. It construction was extremely simple inconstruction but complex in design Its low-voltage bare wiring was mounted directly to its 16' x 27' wide concrete wall, to both become part of the piece while remaining almost invisible.