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    West Rock Neighborhood
    Completed Commissions: Pond Life | What Do You See?/Strangefruit

    What Do You See? Strange Fruit

    Artist: Mundy Hepburn
    Date: 2001
    Media: Blown Glass
    Location: Katherine Brennan School Interior. 200 Wilmont Road.

    A particularly interesting work of art for an energy conscious age, Mundy Hepburn's fluorescent light sculptures work on the same principle invented by Nikola Tesla in 1899. Long-lasting and relatively inexpensive (as compared to the light bulb), Hepburn's sculptures are made from blown glass filled with inert gases, whose light and color change with high frequency static electricity. Hepburn's intent was to create sculpture that blended science and art.

    Two flameproof display cases are set into the walls of the lobby and cafeteria areas. Designed to be interactive, the forms change color as differing wavelengths travel through the organic forms. Thus, a student's hand placed against the Lexan plastic will change the light.

     

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