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City Streets, Northern Lights (2006)


City Streets, Northern Lights is an exploration of the interplay between all things urban and natural -- massive, yet delicate.

Created of powder coated steel and aluminum, cast iron, glass, and microprocessor controlled LED lighting and weighing in at over five hundred pounds, the piece impresses viewers with a combination of scale and grace.

A massive pedestal remains seemingly glued to the Earth as a shimmering light display patterned after the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, as the phenomenon is commonly known, floats overhead.

Inspired by the power of gravity, nature's graceful beauty, and the human energy of the urban world, City Streets, Northern Lights is an exciting debut effort by artist Ron Sears and is currently installed in New York University's Kimmel Center for Student Life, located at 60 Washington Sqare S, New York, NY.

City Streets, Northern Lights
Ron Sears
in collaboration with
James Nick Sears and Anne Hong

Powder Coated Steel and Aluminum; Cast Iron; Glass; Microprocessor Controlled LED Lighting

Dimensions: 95"(241cm) H x 45"(114cm) W x 96"(244cm) D
Weight: 502 lbs(228 kg)