Artist Wolfgang Buttress, has performed Lucent, a brand new sculpture created as a part of the foyer refurbishment of the iconic John Hancock Heart in Chicago.
About the sculpture
Deriving its title from the Latin Lucere, which device ‘to shine’, this sculptural set up is fixed with a celeb-scheme. The piece draws on celestial mapping look at by astrophysicist Dr Daniel Bayliss on the Australian Nationwide University.
Lucent is a 4 meter-diameter hemisphere perforated with 3,115 holes representing stars viewed with the bare gape from Earth’s Northern hemisphere. Fiber-optic cables emerge from every level, emitting an very ideal ambient mild.
Affixed to those beneficial properties are hand-blown glass orbs that diffuse the sunshine. These beneficial properties are triangulated, creating proper stainless-steel filigree.
The Southern hemisphere is instructed in the ceiling reflection and a sense of infinity is implied by a double reflection set aside-up between the reflecting pool cry and mirrored polished steel above.
Lucent became once engineered and fabricated by Vector Personalized Fabricating, and the three,100+ glass orbs had been hand blown by glass artists at Ignite Glass Studios.
‘I’m angry about exploring the connection between micro and macro scales and the connections between them. Some varieties and phenomena occur across scales from the cosmic to the diminutive. We’re all stardust. The usage of scale can remind us of universality and style.’ – Wolfgang Buttress