Transparent Seas —
Transforming art with light and color.
Transparent Seas / Physical-Digital Installations
Light up a neighborhood.
Norfolk, Virginia’s NEON arts district is located in a once-blighted neighborhood. Stakeholders in the community wanted to attract more visitors, and to encourage people to take part in the revitalization of the district.
Local art is now global.
Everyone has a camera in their pocket and social media at their fingertips. Seeing public art in cities and towns around the world is no longer a walk, drive or flight away — you can be there in a click. In order to get people to visit the NEON district, we had to create art that couldn’t be experienced in a photograph or through a phone screen.
Art you can only experience in person.
We created a 40-foot interactive mural to serve as a beacon for the district. The multi-layered artwork transforms with interactive LED lights based on the movements of its onlookers, revealing different layers of the artwork under different colors of light.