Mirroring the focus of the Festival, Lucy provides a new lens through which to view the city, its people, and the landscape. The name “Lucy” refers to the camera lucida, a drafting aiding device that optically superimposes a subject on the surface on which the artist is drawing. The artist sees both scene and drawing surface simultaneously, like a photograph double exposure. Inspired with Henry Moore’s “The Three point“ sculpture, lucy has three reflective faces with a viewing frame at the center of each that are yet to meet at the center.
The exterior surfaces reflect the viewer and the surrounding Festival while playfully inverting the sky and the ground. Upon entering the installation, the viewer is presented with three choreographed, framed images superimposing the present and past of the city: the natural landscape of the park, the tall office buildings and bustling street, and the audience in front of the main stage. Lucy is composed of a structural steel pipe frame with faceted, polished stainless steel infill panels.
Status: Design Proposal for Yale Campus, New Haven, CT
Samuel Ray Jacobson
Arup New York