Light sculpture gives a city its focus
A new light sculpture, Thought Process, wraps light around one side of the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts. Unveiled to celebrate the Center’s third anniversary, the installation uses iColor Flex SL (now specificed with Flex Compact gen3, RGB) to “draw” flight across the building. From dusk until 11 pm, seven light sequences use over 7,000 RGB LED nodes to create various patterns. The original design has three lines sweep across the building: a blue line draws in a circular motion, a red line sketches a vertical zigzag pattern, and a green line traces a vertical heartbeat sequence. This is only the beginning of the designs that can be created on this unique canvas.
Beyond serving as a unique focal point for the city of Reading, Pennsylvania, the installation provides a learning opportunity for students of a local university. Each semester, design students at Kutztown University use the light sculpture to develop new programs and design new light patterns.