Artist Laurie Lea

City on a Hill (Series #10)

Year: 2020
Medium: Neon, blown glass,concrete
Dimensions: 16H x 9W x 6D (including base)
Original Artwork Price: $6,800

City on a Hill Series

Inspired by the biblical verse "You are the light of the World" Matthew 5:14, the artist translates the flow of divine phenomena through her work, as light embodied. After documenting the installation "City on a hill" outdoors in changing light conditions, she created bases for the glass forms to bring them into the interior space. This work consists of neon light, glass, wood and metal. A dialectic occurs between the solid, earthy fragments of wood, metal and glass and the immaterial presence of light. When light infuses the interior of a translucent form, it represents the void within transforming into a sacred space. The thickness and texture of the glass affects the thin line of neon light even as the light transforms the glass form, sometimes in unexpected way.