International Sculpture Center



Joseph O'Connell & Blessing Hancock

Desert O
7 x 6 x 1.5
Mixed Media

This outdoor public sculpture is a translucent torus inside which a steel skeleton may be seen both day and night. During the day, the sculpture gathers energy from the sun and stores it in a battery. At night, the energy stored from the sun is used to activate intensely colored LEDs inside the sculpture. Every night of the week has a distinct pattern of colored lights that move slowly inside the sculpture. Frosted acrylic panels make the entire sculpture glow brightly. One of the bolt heads is a secret button that allows passers-by to change the colors by touching it. The secret spreads virally throughout the population and gives people something to show each other