Desert Light

Desert Light was designed to capture and manipulate the light from Tucson's desert sun.

Artist(s): Gordon Huether

Gordon Huether, Desert Light, 2011.

This twenty-foot-high by five-foot-wide sculpture is created from panels of dichroic glass and a narrow, conical supporting frame of stainless steel. The multi-colored effect of dichroic glass is produced by a process called "thin film physics". Thin-film physics are also responsible for the rainbow patterns in a soap bubble, the swirling colors in the thin layer of oil floating in puddle and the dramatic reflections in dragonfly wings.
Dimensions: 20' x 5'
Address: 3920 N. Sun Tran Blvd.

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