"ILLUMINATION" SYMANTEC RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FACILITY - LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

"Illumination", alluding to both the physical and metaphorical sense of the word, is envisioned as a sustainable artwork which combines sculpture, landscape, solar power and light within a series of solar-based light sculptures which define the entrance drive to the new Symantec facility now in construction. Energy from the sun is collected via photovoltaic arrays which are incorporated into a solid 18' tall x 2'9 diameter free-standing white marble columns topped with horizontal, 1'4 diameter x 12' long light tubes carved from translucent white marble and house a striking interior lighting component which emits a glow through the luminous stone. Through the use of simple, natural materials and processes, the solar light sculptures and entrance courtyard, also designed by the artist, create an intersection between art and architecture.