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Lenses is an illuminated architectural façade wrapping around the parking garage of the Scottsdale Quarter. The piece is a subtle image operating at a monumental scale created by a pattern of CNC-cut polycarbonate panels offset from each other and bolted to a steel sub-frame that extends from the concrete parking structure. The circle pattern is an abstraction based on the concept of optical lenses, which transmit and reflect light pulling images into focus or blurring them into fields of color. During the day, the art will manifest the sense of a lens through gradients of color reflecting motion and change captured in two dimensions resulting in a colorful visual landscape. At night, the façade will come alive with an array of computer-driven LED wall washers, which act as a lens transforming information into dynamic panorama of color.
204' x 18" x 30'
custom polycarbonate panels, stainless steel, LED lighting
Scottsdale Quarter, Scottsdale, AZ