Outdoor Site-Specific Light Sculpture Installation


PINK LOTUS  |  New York, NY  2015

PINK LOTUS, a large-scale, site-specific light sculpture, was installed on the façade of The Peninsula Hotel landmark building. The light sculpture is part of “The Art of Pink,” an international Breast Cancer Awareness Month arts initiative, and was sponsored by The Peninsula Hotels worldwide. PINK LOTUS has been exclusively curated by Circa 1881.
Media: LEDs, diffusion and reflective material, custom lighting sequence, electrical hardware.
Dimensions: 41 ft x 31 ft x 17 ft
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ARTIST STATEMENT (English / Espanol)

The installation intends to highlight the entrance of the hotel, with a focus on the Palladian window above and the carvings of the Roman Goddess Ceres and Diana. PINK LOTUS creates a dialogue with the existing architecture and history of the site by drawing attention to both of the Roman Goddesses, who represent the power of women worldwide, and to the lotus flower’s symbolic associations with creation, enlightenment and rebirth.

The first time I saw a pink lotus, which is known to be a source of enlightenment, purity and abundance in Shanghai, I was immediately mesmerized by its beauty, shape and movement. The idea of balance is the spiritual principle anchored in my work, and a determining factor for my perspective and perception of nature and landscape – being present and active.