“SCIENCE OF LIGHT” - Grass Valley Elementary School, Camas, Portland, Oregon,USA
in collaboration with Sarah Hall
DESCRIPTION: This joyful installation in the main stairwell of Grass Valley Elementary School merges the ancient art of stained glass with solar technology to produce a window that not only looks great, but teaches students about solar energy in a visible, interactive way. The energy that is gathered by two of the twelve windows is fed directly to a LED fixture, so that as long as the sun is shining the glass spiral located in the stairwell is illuminated. A secondary grid of dichroic glass offers everchanging reflections, transforming sunlight into patterns and colors throughout the stairwell.