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 is an anatomical term for an opening in a vessel. It originates from the Latin word for door. When creating OSTIUM, I found inspiration in the interaction of space and experience. Particularly within the liminality of entrance and exit. The location for the piece provides a unique opportunity. This is because the work is situated in a highly trafficked yet intimate room. Therefore, as viewers enter and exit the light sculpture envelops them in a moment of wonder.


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