University of Hawaii

West Oahu

 Library Beacon

Title: Cycles


Medium: Colored vitreous enamels fired on float glass, gold leaf and silver leaf, and L.E.D. lights with computerized components including an astronomical clock moving night time illumination.


Function: The Glass Tower is in the heart of campus and easily used for way-finding, from both near and far. By day it is a reverse painting on glass, the reflective qualities of gold leaf, glass beads and the frosted glass catch natural light and cloud's movement. By night it becomes a beacon that illuminates from within and changes upon the hour. Cycles uses a uses a vocabulary of simple, abstract circular organic and geometric shapes that symbolize personal, community and generational relationships to the University


Competition: Hawai'i State Foundation on Culture, Art in Public Places & the Arts International Open Call to Artists


Site: University of Hawai'i West Oahu Library


Installation: 2012


Dimensions: Glass components of the four sided beacon are 33' high x 24' deep x 10' wide