You Activate This Space

Staff Bridge looking East. The pedestrians create changing patterns as they pass each panel.
My work has always been about Time. Originally a photographer, I have stretched my work more and more to include aspects of time, like movement and change.

In this piece, forty-two backlit panels react in response to the movement of the staff through the space. As people pass each panel, the work responds by changing color and then slowly fading back to the original color, in effect, leaving a trail behind the person walking.

Thus, the Viewer becomes the Creator, riding a self-generated wave of calming energy--lifting them on their way to and from work. Collaboration is also celebrated. As people approach from opposite directions, they create a third color as their trails meet and intermingle.

The physical form of the panels is also reminiscent of a musical instrument, giving rise to a changing harmony of quiet tones filling the space.

The title of the piece is meant to be a clear and unambiguous message, both in an immediate sense (the bridge space), and also to the hospital work experience as a whole. The staff makes the hospital come alive.