Permanent Site-Specific Light Sculpture

The Bayer Landmark Building – Tribeca

OSTIUM | Light Sculpture | Tribeca New York, NY 2019

Media: LEDs, diffusion and reflective material, custom lighting sequence, electrical hardware.  Dimensions: 9 ft x 7 ft x 3 ft


OSTIUM, derived from the Latin word for “door,” is an intriguing anatomical term that refers to an opening in a vessel. Inspired by the fascinating interplay between space and experience, Grimanesa Amoros created OSTIUM. This artwork invites viewers into contemplation with a focus on the profound moments of entrance and exit.

Nestled within a highly trafficked yet intimate room, OSTIUM presents a unique opportunity for engagement. As viewers venture into this captivating space, they are enveloped by a mesmerizing interplay of light, transcending the boundaries of ordinary perception. Each entry and departure becomes an immersive encounter revealing new perspectives and captivating moments of introspection.

Description: OSTIUM is a light sculpture by woman artist Grimanesa Amoros, located in the Bayer Building in Tribeca, New York, it has a light sequence within an  intimate space. Due to this combination, the work creates intense contemplation in viewers.