ACC Fellow Warren Seelig’s New Commission

ACC Fellow Warren Seelig’s New Commission

Warren Seelig Colored Light/Suspended Animation

Warren Seelig, Colored Light/Suspended Animation, 2015; colored fluorescent lexan, silver brazed stainless steel;  36 x 276 x 8 in. Photo: Courtesy of the artist

ACC Fellow Warren Seelig has completed a new commission for Oppenheimer Financial at 2 World Financial Center in New York City.

The 23-foot-long Colored Light/Suspended Animation took Seelig’s team more than a month and a half to fabricate once Seelig and collaborator (and wife) Sheryl Gibson had completed the initial design.

Once the colored pieces were cut using a CNC router, “each needed to be hand-filed, drilled, and finished before installing onto the underlying three dimensional stainless steel network,” Seelig says.

From the accompanying artists’ statement:

Like a textile, this work is a complex cellular array. It is an architectural/textile hybrid in three dimensions made up of hundreds of luminous and accumulating Lucite elements floating off the wall with the intent of making its physical presence illusive.

“The opportunity of developing and making this elongated composition has inspired a whole new way of building and constructing color and creating three dimensional overlapping transparencies,” Seelig says.