The artwork consists of three elements that re-present a kinetic volume of light evoking the surface of Lake Ontario in winter.

Images

THE PEDESTRAN BRIDGE ABUTS THE ELEVATED RAIL LINES LEADING INTO UNION STATION

DAY AND NIGHT THE BRIDGE IS A ACTIVATED BY HUMAN ACTIVITY, THE SCULPTURE'S LIGHTING AND THE VIEWER'S SHIFTING POINT OF VIEW

PEDESTRIAN ACTIVITY IS REGISTERED WITHIN THE ART WORK'S SURFACES, ACTIVATING A SENSE OF WAVE-LIKE FLOW

PLAN DETAIL OF THE ART WORK'S PRISMATIC LAMINATED GLASS, ALUMINUM REFLECTOR PRISMS AND LED LIGHTING FRAMED WITHIN AN 8" DEPTH

Description

Lake Light Threshold is a powerful urban threshold evoking the phenomenal experience of Toronto’s waterfront and Lake Ontario, speaking to the specific light as it is reflected, refracted, diffused and absorbed by its lakeside geography and climate.

Through the simplest intervention within the limited thickness of the rear opaque north wall, we are creating a surface which gives extraordinary perception of depth and light. The flow of human activity and seasonal and diurnal light is expressed along the entire length of the bridge.