Light Rails by Bill FitzGibbons

Light Rails by Bill FitzGibbons

I’m allowing myself to gush over this brilliant LED Light Installation by Bill FitzGibbons. I visit Birmingham quite often, so I know what the 18th street underpass looked like before (dark and uninviting) ’LightRails’. FitzGibbons, known for his large scale light installations collaborated with REV Birmingham to transform the 1931 Art Deco, 18th street public pathway that connects two sections of the city – now bathed in a halo of computerized rainbow lights that gives FitzGibbons the ability to program 16 million different colors and frequencies. It’s a welcomed beacon of light for both communities and a perfect example of how public art can enhance our neighborhoods.

Light Rails by Bill FitzGibbons

Light Rails by Bill FitzGibbons

Light Rails by Bill FitzGibbons

*This post was originally seen (written for)in ARTNERDNEWYORK

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Image credit: Bill FitzGibbons