Islands of Light
Maxwell Hills – Duncan Park Lake – 293 West Park Drive
Open 24 hours, lights on 5 pm to 9 pm
The artist Erwin Redl explores the fertile intersection of art, nature, and technology with this installation of eight floating islands recalling the image of cattails or reeds swaying with the breeze in an aquatic environment. The scale of the site was particularly interesting to the artist, as it allowed for interactions among water, wind, and sky in addition to light and reflection.
The logistical challenges of the project were first taken on by students from Daniel Morgan Technology Center. After meeting with Redl and an engineer, these young technicians created a working prototype, which became the blueprint for the finished islands. A local dock builder was engaged to install these floating light-topped structures. The local waterfowl have officially adopted these islands of light.