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Orange County Library - Orlando
About the Artwork
Commissioned by Orlando Public Arts Commission, “Light Waves” is a multi-dimensional piece that requires viewer participation. Four 40-foot tall wavy translucent banners climb the library’s west wall - below each banner is a box with a handprint. Different musical notes are created and each banner lights up when each corresponding “touch plate” is pressed. To the left of the piece, a poem offers clues to unlock the artwork’s true potential:
“Start over here to unlock the key / Reverse the row gee why are be / It’s an urban musical instrument / So step back and hear what you see.”
When viewers touch the boxes in order of 1, 4, 2, 3 a symphony of sound is created.
About the Artist
Janney grew up in Washington in the 1950’s, where he displayed an early fondness for mechanical objects and an appreciation of music. He studied architecture at Princeton University, and Environmental Art at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It was at MIT where he began to combine his love of jazz and architecture. Since then, he has developed his own multimedia studio, PhenomenArts, and has created many sound/architecture installations around the country.
Did you know?
International Plaza at Lake Eola has bronze busts of four South American leaders and also India's Mohandas K. Ghandi
Discover Art in Central Florida!
For those who have eyes to see, there are hundreds of works of art around them.
This web site provides some information on many of those works of art that can
be regularly viewed in Orange County by any member of the public without an
admission fee. They are outside in public view, or located in an interior area
that is normally open to the public.
Look around this web site and find something that interests you. Then go see it
in person. The information you find here will add to the pleasure of exploring
public art in Central Florida.
If, in your travels around Orange County, you come across some public art that
is not listed here, please let us know so we can add it. If you are aware of
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