ARTWORK OF THE WEEK
The Rainbow: Certain Principles of Light and Shapes Between Forms (2012)
Michael Jones McKean
Michael Jones McKean’s project creates a simple, but phenomenal visual event — a rainbow in the sky. The public artwork produces temporary rainbows above the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, Nebraska, utilizing solely captured rainwater. Throughout the project cycle, collected and recaptured rain water is filtered and stored in water tanks. Within the gallery, a custom designed pump supplies pressurized water to nozzles mounted to the roof of the Bemis Center. At timed intervals, in the morning and early evening, a dense water-wall is projected above the building in which the rainbow emerges.
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