“Tower of Light” Glow, Oracle Arizona 2006
was a commemorative installation I made for the 5 year anniversary
of 9/11. It was a temporary installation which was glowing
in the Arizona night sky of September 11th. 2006 and was also installed at GLOW in Oracle September 11th 2011.
Materials: Made with Douglas Fir lathe strips covered with micro-fine aluminum
mesh (came from Learjet auction) which gave it an over all metallic shimmer,
aluminum corners, aluminum base with 300 glowing mini lights inside. The scale
and overall look was made to emulate one of the World Trade Center Buildings.
The motivation for creating this project was based upon something I wrote 2 weeks
after 9/11 occurred.
“Light is the energy of life, this energy connects all living beings
on earth. Just as one soul connects with all others, those who have been lost
in this tragedy are connected to those who have survived, those who create
evil are connected to those who create love and peace. This energy of light
connects everything. Light is the essence of life it is pure and unrefined,
not owned by any government, religion or race of beings. These beacons of light
will stretch far beyond today or tomorrow to a future untold.
We are Americans, if we can dream it we can build it. If we can dream of a future
without war, or hatred, or evil, a future where light, love and peace are the
core of the human race, then this is what we will build.
What do you want to dream?”
© A.T. Willett September