Search Light, Star Light, Spot Light - Toronto, ON
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member InGodsHands
N 43° 38.600 W 079° 22.805
17T E 630651 N 4833534
Quick Description: This is an interesting set of three conical steel tubes or beacons that are each perforated with 1,000 of star shaped perforations that allow the light inside to shine out brilliantly.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 9/28/2010 10:34:35 AM
Waymark Code: WM9TDX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:
The three-column steel sculpture Search Light, Star Light, Spot Light, is inspired by a quote from author Louis Untermeyer, (1885-1977): “God, if you wish for our love, Fling us a handful of stars.”

The surface of each column has been extensively perforated with holes in the shape of five-pointed stars that glow when lit from within like celestial search beacons in the night. The effect is most immediately associated with the search beams that call attention to entertainment spectacles such as those that take place in the adjacent Air Canada Centre. Further, the telescopic shape of the columns and the starry lights suggest a connection between the earth and sky; between the infinite cosmos and the depth of the human imagination.

On December 16, 1998 the conical work titled Search Light, Star Light, Spot Light was unveiled at Air Canada Centre. The artist is John McEwen, sculptor of the steel.

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Title: Search Light, Star Light, Spot Light

Artist: John McEwen

Media (materials) used: Steel

Location (specific park, transit center, library, etc.): Bremner Blvd at the west entrance to the Air Canada Centre

Date of creation or placement: Dec 16, 1998

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