Shooting Stair


Shooting Stair
Low Powered Lasers, Fiberglass encasement, water misting system. 2009
25’ x 4’ x 4’

Installation consisting of four red, two green and one blue low powered laser mounted in a 3’x1’x 3 1/3’ waterproofed fiberglass enclosure; high-pressure water fogging system (pumps, hoses, nozzles with a water source); and one glass light-target. Shooting Stair is activated in low or evening light and projects six light beams through a cloud of mist, sculpting a master three-tiered ephemeral stairway in space. Depending on weather conditions and the viewers’ position related to the sculpture, the piece shifts in shape, intensity, and color. Working within a minimalist visual vocabulary, Shooting Stair draws on artistic and scientific traditions to examine perspective and perception of space.