Permanent Site-Specific Light Installation

Sun River Health

SUBSTANCIAL (phase 4)  |  New York, NY  2007

Hudson River HealthCare is a network of fourteen community health centers located in Peekskill, Beacon, Poughkeepsie, Amenia, Dover Plains, Pine Plains, New Paltz, Goshen, Haverstraw, Greenport, Walden and Monticello.

Media: acrylic, convex lens, LEDs, custom lighting sequence, electrical hardware.
Dimensions: 9 2/3 ft x 17 1/2 ft x 16 2/3 ft

ARTIST STATEMENT (English / Espanol)

Hudson River Community Health Center, The Peekskill. With the community’s support of the first phases of Substancial, the opportunity emerged to explore the initial concept and intentions of the piece in further detail. Substancial Phase 4 reflects the origins of the Hudson River HealthCare Center as a grassroots project. This ties into the later emergence of the concept of the health center as a network of service providers, which originates from the flagship Health Center in Peekskill, New York. Since the Health Center’s inception in 1975, 14 additional facilities have been created in different counties throughout New York State. Substancial Phase 4 incorporates the idea of the relationship between potentiality and movement, with it’s dense accumulation of lanterns, which convey a sense of potential energy and expanding mass, all in an explosion of light and form along the length of the façade of the health center.