Heart Beacon

Heart Beacon
An immersive color and sound environment.
Heart Beacon
A symbol of hope and resilience. Night view of model.
Heart Beacon
Invites community expression and group interaction. Aerial, night view of model.
Heart Beacon
Inspired by the elegant industrial aesthetic seen in bridges throughout the Portland area. Day view of model.
Heart Beacon
Heart Beacon
Heart Beacon
  • In →
  • Acrylic,
  • Interactive,
  • LED,
  • Outdoor,
  • Stainless

Heart Beacon is an interactive enclosure of light, color and sound that senses and artistically displays the heartbeats of visitors who lay their hands on the piece. This highly interactive sculpture takes the literal and metaphoric ‘pulse’ of the Portland community. The sculpture takes inspiration from the life-saving mission of the Emergency Coordination Center.

completed, 2013

9' x 9' x 18'

stainless steel, acrylic, LED lighting, electronics, sound transducers, heartbeat sensors

Emergency Coordination Center, Portland, OR

Commissioning Agency:
City of Portland

Joe O'Connell and Blessing Hancock