Indoor Sculpture - Sculpture
351 W. University Blvd, Cedar City, UT, 84720
Canyon Light inserts a luminous, colorful component in the refined and creative architectural interior spaces of the SUU Business Building. Huether’s inspiration for Canyon Light comes from the unique geological formation of Wall Street Slot Canyon, and its constructed counterpart, the towering buildings lining the narrow streets of lower Manhattan. These soaring canyons, with the slimmest of openings allowing for passage, have the effect of throwing focus on the experience of the journey while wrapping the destination in mystery. Canyon Light evokes the experience of movement with its sequential series of dichroic panel pairs, each with a distinct “canyon slot” profile. Viewers will have an opportunity to experience a journey through the artwork, with its variety of shapes and profiles providing an engaging and constantly transforming experience for the viewer. Dichroic film applied to the acrylic panels mimics the effects of the filtered and diffuse light in the canyon. Radiating color, reflection and refracted light, each panel has a distinct and unique effect on the interior spaces of the Business Building. Canyon Light can be viewed and appreciated from a variety of perspectives throughout the Business Building. At eye level, from the second floor balcony, the viewer’s perspective is perpendicular to the installation. As the viewer walks by, the gaps between the sets of suspended panels offer views across the open atrium space, through the pairs of dichroic panels and to the first floor below. From the first floor, looking up towards the suspended works, the varying profiles of the pairs of panels are clearly apparent. The time of day, ambient light and the perspective of the viewer are all factors that will transform the appearance of Canyon Light, throughout the day and evening.
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Medium type: Mixed Media
Date created: 2018