Published on: June 27, 2009
As the last in the Citation series of Lumen Awards 2009 we present New York City Waterfalls project for which the Lighting Design was done by Jaros, Baum & Bolles.
The desigers sent us their description which follows below:
One of the most ambitious works for the NYC Public Art Fund to date, the NYC Waterfalls temporarily transformed the city’s shorelines into a nighttime visual and kinetic ‘event’.
Designed to mimic â€śMoonlightâ€ť in both color and affect, arrays of white LED’s were blended and designed optically to accentuate the falling water and point of river entry, while eliminating the source from the multitude of nighttime-spectator viewing angles.
In addition, the lighting liberated each waterfall from its ambient cityscape, creating a distinct nighttime spectacle to support each waterfall.
â€śSometimes lighting requires conviction and perseverance. â€śThis was no exception in convincing the artist that the project needed artificial lighting to fulfill his vision,â€ť said Mehl.
Posted by: Mitja Prelovsek