DSA’s installation for spring 2018, In the Absence of Natural Light, by artist team Lumina (Iole Alessandrini and Etta Lilienthal), layered illumination and color into the Westlake Park fountain. The light sculpture was commissioned by DSA to help create a vibrant pedestrian experience and encourage visitors to spend more time at Westlake, a central gathering point for people from all walks of life.
The display integrated specialized lights throughout the fountain’s base and support struts. Once activated, “planes” of light would spring to life, complementing sheets of falling water.
The installation is in place year-round, and helps bring people to the park during slower times, including fall and winter.