Artist Jim Campbell’s work fuses fine art with emerging technology. His current work, Scattered Light, is comprised of nearly 2000 LED lights, encased in standard light bulbs and suspended above the central lawn of New York City’s Madison Square Park. The 80’ long installation features a 3 dimensional matrix of lights, programmed to turn on and off in a way that emulates human figures moving through the field of light.
A smaller piece, entitled Broken Window, expands on this concept, and uses the light to play across a surface of glass cubes.
Voices in a Subway Station, is a symphony of light, using glass lit tablets to engage in conversation across the park.
Campbell’s 3 light based sculptures are being shown in Madison Square Park until February 11, 2011.