My mission is to Empower through art! This public art piece titled, Dancing in the Rain
encourages community by providing an interactive gathering space. My proposal for Dancing in
the Rain includes an oversized aluminum fabricated umbrella that has hidden motion activated
lights. As people approach the art piece the motion sensors will trigger the lights. The light
display will increase as more activity takes place! The lights will be high powered LED colored
lights that will enhance the sculpture during the day as well as night.
This would be a perfect place for a dance party because the strategically placed, highly
sensitive motion detectors will trigger movement - the more movement the better the light show.
In rainy Cincinnati, Dancing in the Rain reminds us that with a great attitude even a stormy day
can be a party!
I will create an intricate parasol design on the umbrella using perforated and cut metal so that
the shadows from the parasol fall on the viewer and ground surrounding the sculpture.
I fabricate in my local shop in Mason, OH and have experience in outdoor public art. I will be
working with a lighting engineer to achieve the desired effect with the lighting. The sculpture will
be non permanent and be available for future installations.