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Fresnel Ring
Artist: James Carpenter
Installation Date: January 1, 1996


This piece is composed of Glass blades and wire and is suspended in the Located in the Rotunda Lobby of the Convention Center. When activated by daylight the dichroic glass blades scatter light across the drum of the rotunda, creating a constantly shifting pattern of light throughout the space. The sculpture [can] be perceived in different ways, depending on the time of day or season. At night, light emanating from the upper ring [is reflected]... to create a mysterious halo at the stone base and floor.

Artist's Website: James Carpenter

Directions: http://www.riconvention.com/

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