The Prometheus Lights are made from sidewalk prints of the sidewalks around the Harvard University Science Center at the foot of Oxford and Kirkland Streets in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The intention is to lift the fiery energy inside earth, move it upwards, and match it against the downwards march of students, scientists and researchers. A particular pattern results in the concrete which interfaces the earth energy and the human energy.
The print of the energy pattern is then used by the artist as surface model for The Prometheus Lights.
The light sculptures are human scale and the light is within, as is the heart or an idea within a human body. The cord of the light plugs into a facsimile of a bared sidewalk–the viewer can look down into the earth and down into time to see Prometheus’ gift of fire, which is alive and burning and feeding the interior life of science, of humans.
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