Location: New York, NY, United States
Completion date: 2023
Visionary, Electronics, Code.
Jen Lewin Studio
“The Ursas” stand as symbols of unity, hope, and remembrance, reminding us to cherish the world around us. A new transformative project inspired by the grace and wonder of the Ursa Major and Minor constellations.
Ursa Minor stands at 13 feet tall, a luminous embodiment of serenity crafted from Infinity Mirrors. This free-standing sculpture invites contemplation and engages viewers with its delicate choreography of infinity-reflected LED lights. Inspired by the celestial splendor of Polaris and Ursa Minor, the sculpture’s multi-paneled body emanates a radiant glow, evoking emotions of awe, reverence, and a gentle reminder to cherish the world around us by simply looking up.
Standing nearby, Ursa Major stands towering at 26 feet. Created from reclaimed ocean plastic trash and in a display of contemplation, Ursa Major’s hollow body becomes a vessel for glowing infinity mirrors, reflecting an ethereal mosaic of vintage biological drawings depicting animals that have vanished from our world within the past three years.
Together, Ursa Major and Ursa Minor stand as beacons of unity and compassion. Ursa Minor gazes skyward, embodying a hopeful spirit, while Ursa Major serves as both a sanctuary and a memorial, paying homage to the irreplaceable species we have lost.
The Ursa's hope to bring awareness to the climate crisis, specifically working as a memorial for all of the extinct species from human actions.