Grimanesa Amorós was born in Peru and her inspiration is light! We could say her mission has been illuminating the world in an artistic way. Amoros was inspired by her childhood travels when crafting the public art piece as well as the Peruvian people’s ability to combine beauty and survival.
The artist says: “As a teenager, growing up in Lima, I would travel throughout Peru whenever I could”
Amoros’ work has long employed the wondrous beauty of light to explore concepts of identity, home and community. According to Pheonix New Times, the artist discovered her passion for the stuff accidentally during a sleepless night in Iceland. “Unable to sleep one night, she went outside and witnessed an incredible display of lights in the northern sky. Tempted to grab her camera, she decided instead to simply stay in the moment. But she longed to share the moment with others, and it’s informed her practice ever since.”
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With her creations she desires to engages the public with her work, they are not only drawn in, but are able to stop, think and observe,” says the artist. “By looking, we are informing ourselves and deciding how to get involved with what we see. During the moment of engagement, the work hopefully takes viewers into a space of reflection where they themselves might be surprised by their reactions.”
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