1. What inspired you to create this art?
The project started from a desire to create a recognizable landmark to help me find my way home. Along the way, it has evolved into something more interactive by watching how people experience the piece. At the end of the day, though, I love when light and sound harmonize and hope I’ve created a canvas that attracts other visual and sound artists to come create.
2. What do you hope people get out of your piece?
For me, I’m constantly amazed by the possibilities available to an artist with our current technologies. However, to the casual visitor, I hope they gain a sense of wonder and joy, and that the piece becomes a piece they want to return to to see what happens next; whether they simply walk by and watch all the colors dance around or they step inside to be transported away for a moment as their senses are enveloped by the display.
3. Are there any stories/lessons learned that came out of the creation of this piece?
I’ve learned that there’s no such thing as starting a project too early, but I’m working hardest on accepting when something is “good enough” that I can move on to the next task. I’ve also found that no matter what you intend to be the function of your piece, if you want to discover the best way to interact with it, watch a 6 year old experience it for the first time – and do what they do.