The City of West Hollywood, through its Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission,
presents Illumetric—a triptych of massive diamond, cube and rectangle-shaped
sculptures brought to the city by Shana Mabari.
Mabari's latest work is installed on the median of the 8400 block of Santa
Monica Boulevard (between La Cienega Boulevard and Orlando Avenue) as part
of the City of West Hollywood’s
Art on the Outside program (July 2014 through June 2015).
cube and rectangle-shaped pieces radiate colors of red, blue and yellow.
Throughout the day they will change from saturated hues to a transparent and
ethereal glow as illumination effect takes place after the sun goes down. The
pieces capture and interact with the ephemeral qualities of daylight, and feature
internal LED illumination for nighttime display, emphasizing light as an intangible
but physical and communal presence at any hour.
Shana Mabari is a Los Angeles-based
artist who explores the intersections of art, science and technology in her
work. Her installations and environments
investigate ways in which we perceive our world through a skilled orchestration
of light, reflection, color contrast and geometry. Her installations and environments
investigate ways in which worldly stimuli and phenomena are absorbed and processed
through sensory and visual perception. She orchestrates light, reflection,
color contrast and geometry to play with and expand the reality and experience
of physical space. Mabari's work extends the "Light and Space" movement that
originated in the 1960s into the 21st century.
To light up the cube and rectangle-shaped
sculptures, they used LEDtronics LED T8 tube lights. A total of 48 LED T8 tube
lights of lengths from 2 to 4 feet
were used in all. The 2-foot LED T8 only uses 9 watts and replaces 16W to
18W fluorescent tube lights. The 3-foot LED tube lights only use 13 watts
replace 25W to 30W fluorescent tube lights. The 4-foot LED T8s only use 18
watts and replace 32W to 36W fluorescent lights. LED T8 tube lights last
50,000 hours, provide even lighting, no buzzing nor flickering, no harmful
UV/IR radiation and no toxic mercury to worry about.
Based in Torrance, California, LEDtronics, Inc., since 1983 has been a world
leader in designing, manufacturing and packaging Solid State Lighting products
and state-of-the-art LED’s to meet the world’s constantly changing lighting
industrial control panel LED indicator lights to solid-state LED street light
fixtures, LED Post Top or Pendant bulbs, High-Bay or Low Bay fixtures, LED
Wall Pack Floodlights from direct incandescent- replacement based LED bulbs
fluorescent-replacement T8 and CFL LED tube lamps.
The LEDtronics LED T8 tube
lights direct weblink:
For more information regarding the City of West Hollywood's art programs,
visit www.weho.org/arts or call (323) 848-6883. For people who are deaf
or hard of
hearing, please call TTY: (323) 848-6496.
Shana Mabari website:
Photo Credit: Eric Minh Swenson