*A commissioned piece for a site specific project.
This piece explores Alison's ongoing interest in creating contemporary forms from historical and scientific apparatuses. It is inspired from a 16th century hand held astrolabe device that was used to chart the stars along nautical pathways. The device is reinterpreted, increased to a sculptural scale for a site-specific location.
Bronze, optical lenses, hand etched sheet glass.
Alison Berger is a unique, talented and committed artists who uses a time proven and time consuming process to create her art. Alison studied lighting for over 25 years and apprenticed with Dale Chihuly. She currently produces her own lighting line that bridge her architectural and sculptural sensibilites. Ideas of bringing beauty and astonishment through light fixtures is the continued work of Alison Berger.
The strong relationship between Alison Berger and Plug has allowed Alison to create one of a kind pieces that are exclusive and special to Plug.
Her innovative work is featured in the Corning Museum of Glass in New York, and the Cooper-Hewitt National Museum Triennial Exhibition 2006. In 2005, she was awarded the prestigious Elle Decor International Design Award for lighting.
A series of five concentric rings, ranging in size from 2'Dia. to 7'6"Dia.