Light Chamber

Denver Public Art 1%

Identifier:
2010.5.1
Description

New York-based artist Dennis Oppenheim created a large-scale sculptural installation for the north end of the DaleTooleyPlaza, at the terminus of Tremont and Colfax.  The sculpture's title, Light Chamber, comes from two sources: the judge's chambers and light.  Oppenheim was inspired by the people who work in the courts and his concept was to create a sculpture to serve as a chamber or sanctuary for individual reflection on the plaza.  Transparent steel floral petal forms on an architectural scale will create an enclosure like a "quiet room" to be entered and experienced, provoking contemplation and inspiration.