Philadelphia Art Alliance Blog

Gravity moves to Wisconsin!


In Spring of 2007, the Art Alliance hosted “Gravity,” a glass and multimedia installation by Jon Clark and Angus Powers, with sound by Jessie Daniels. Jon recently got in touch with us to pass along the good news that “Gravity” has been acquired by the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass in Wisconsin. Congratulations, Jon!

Jon describes his inspiration and process for this collaborative piece on his website:

“Our intention was to create a series of installations that would inspire memories of the power and intimacy of natural phenomena. […] We were looking for a vehicle to suggest cosmic energy. We developed a plan that made light essential to the experience. A digital projection was employed to create a cycle of time and energy evolution, within a massive framework of erupting lifelike transparent forms. […] The light and sound engage the field of glass to create a vast surface and form of energized transparent symbols that converge with the space to create recollections of cosmic interaction.”

Pretty neat, huh?

Check out this short film of the 2007 installation of “Gravity” at the PAA, and be sure to check it out the next time you’re in Wisconsin!