“I think the committee liked the idea that I work with light and luminous pieces because it connotes energy and movement, similar to the activity going on inside the building,” said Cohen. “I chose the exterior because I felt it best served the idea of public art. It's accessible to the most people.”
Weathering it all, Cohen last month braved a snowstorm to install his spectacular glass and light wall-hanging. Ironically titled "Pressure, Tension, Stress, Release," the sculpture is a series of six vertical assemblies of lights covered in acrylic and molded glass panels. Individually controlled red, green and blue lights are programmed to changed under varying conditions.
After sunset, when the lights are turned on, the entire entry façade is flooded with dancing light.