Lighting and Mixed Media

AURORA

2008

AURORA is a light sculpture by Grimanesa Amorós that drew inspiration from her Peruvian Background and Peru’s natural wonders.

Media: LEDs, diffusion material, custom lighting sequence, electrical hardware
Dimensions: 47 x 51.5 x 19 inches

ARTIST STATEMENT (English / Espanol)

Aurora is a series of Mixed Media Light Sculptures. I found its original inspiration from the natural phenomenon of what is known as the Northern Lights.

Light is one of my primary materials because it creates presence without physicality. In many occasions, it can be easily taken for granted, since much of what humans perceive comes from light, yet even that which is apparent can be mysterious. I’m always looking for the instance when light, in its changing forms, makes us contemplate and experience an ordinary circumstance in a different way.