"Public Continuum" Coming 2023
Based on the Praxinoscope and Zoetrope, 19th century devices of wonder that transform still photographs into moving images. Three seven-foot-tall rainbow-colored, luminous sculptures in the form of “eternal remembrance columns” will be placed in a triangular formation at the corner of Highland Boulevard and Jamaica Avenue in Lower Highland Park. The surface of the sculptures will host colorful plexiglass panels and reflective mirrors adorned with historic photographs of Highland Park and the surrounding neighborhood. The photographs are interrupted by mirror panels that, when viewed from a distance, reflect back the park’s landscape and engage the viewer in an interactive moment of immersive optical intrigue and history.