3. Light Spectrum at the Lewis H. Latimer House in Queens
Light Spectrum, by artist Antonia A. Perez, is located at the Lewis H. Latimer House in Queens – a house that once belonged to inventor Lewis Howard Latimer, who played a role in patenting the light bulb and telephone. With the science of light and color in mind, the artist created an installation from discarded metal lampshade frames, welded together as a totem, and wrapped with crocheted plastic bags. Thus turning the column into a filter for natural light infused with color.
The installation is presented by the Lewis H. Latimer House Museum, with support from the Queens Council on the Arts, and public funds from NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. Light Spectrum will be on view to August 6, 2017.