Desert Sun by Jotta Studios

On display: Feb. 23–April 2018

Desert Sun, created by Jotta Studios, is an illuminated piece representing the rising and falling of the Arizona sunset. Throughout the day, the installation’s surface reflects the tones of the sky and the sunlight. At night, the sun is brought to life with light, creating a single cycle of light.

Floating just above the water surface, the installation uses the reflection of the canal to complete its form into a full sphere. Powered using solar energy, Desert Sun links our dependence on the life-giving elements of sun and water.

Desert Sun will extend its stay on the canal beyond Canal Convergence until April 2018.

Founded by Ben James in 2009 in partnership with the London-based art school Central Saint Martins, Jotta Studio is an installation and experience-based design group. The studio creates large scale installation works utilizing elements — including light, film and kinetics — to respond to space. Design and production by Netta Peltola, Sebastian Kite, Ben Custance, Clare Brooks and Ben James.

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