AUTHOR: American artist Leo Villareal.
DESCRIPTION: Located on the ceiling of the Sherry and Joel Malin Sculpture court at the Cornell University, this installation is made of nearly 12,000 LEDs lights. The dynamic light display is a tribute to Carl Sagan, the astrophysicist and professor at Cornell who popularized science through his cult show Cosmos. Water, clouds and the night sky served as inspiration for the abstract light patterns created by Villareal.
AMUSEMENT RATE: The memory of Carl Sagan is greatly honored through this impressive artwork. The astronomer did a lot to promote science among the general audience and this artwork is a great way to pay him back. More than a tribute, the installation perpetuate Sagan’s thought. The abstract animations will undoubtedly make the visitors question their place in the universe, an ongoing interrogation throughout the Cosmos series.