- Location: Regis College Gallery, MA (2000)/ Scottsdale Museum of Modern Art, AZ (2002)
- Fabrication: Scott Tiede
- Materials: Light, glass, cable, c-clamps, plastic funnels, mineral oil, salt
- Artist: Mags Harries
- Photo Credits: Kathy Chapman
- Video Credits: Bridget Murphy
In this light sculpture, thirteen lamps are suspended from the ceiling at different heights. Light projects through trays of mineral oil onto salt circles on the floor below. The circles on the floor create controlled pathways for the viewer to move through the space. Electronically generated pulses in the mineral oil create rippling rings of light on the floor, each moving at a different rate. Some lamps are grouped together to become clusters of movement. The pulsing circles of light create a calm and meditative space.
Clarity and Reflection
Christine Temin, art critic for The Boston Globe, described the piece:
“Clarity, freshness and freedom from cliché characterize Lucid Moment. So many installations are housed in darkened rooms, both for spooky effects and because darkness can hide technical sins. Lucid Moment is at daylight level. It’s like a New England Colonial church versus a Romanesque one. It suggests reason rather than the irrational.
Lucid Moment can make your thoughts ripple outward just as those reflections do.”