Flight, travel and time are evoked by an array of color-anodized ellipses with programmed lighting. Inspired by the scattered atmospheric colors of twilight, the artwork speaks to the experience of arrival and departure, and to the cycles of light from dawn to dusk.

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THE ARTWORK DEFINES ARRIVAL AT THE MULTI-MODAL HUB.

THE ARTWORK EMBODIES THE EXPERIENCE OF TWILIGHT OVER LAKE MICHIGAN.

THE ARTWORK RUNS THE LENGTH OF THE CONRAC ENTRY CANOPY

INTEGRATED LIGHTING IS PROGRAMMED ALONG THE LENGTH OF THE ELLIPSES

EACH ELLIPSE CONSISTS OF TWO ALUMINUM DISKS WITH DIFFERENT ANODIZED COLORS

EACH ELLIPSE CONSISTS OF TWO ALUMINUM DISKS WITH DIFFERENT ANODIZED COLORS

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PROGRAMMED LED LIGHTING ACTIVATES THE ANODIZED ALUMINUM ELLIPSES

Description

 A linear sequence of identical ellipses made of anodized aluminium and arranged below the canopy of the CONRAC entry, a terminal sized transportation hub for Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.

The ellipses feature integrated white LED programmed to run lighting sequences along the length of the artwork and to subtly vary in color temperature. Each ellipse consists of two elements glued back to back, the different anodized colors on each side

creating gradients of twilight colors. The lighting and daylight create a dynamic interaction between these color relationships, differentiating and activating the views along the entry while embodying a sense of twilight over Lake Michigan.