sebastin errazuriz: 'cross of light' supporting the 33 trapped chilean miners sebastin errazuriz: 'cross of light' supporting the 33 trapped chilean miners
oct 25, 2010

sebastin errazuriz: 'cross of light' supporting the 33 trapped chilean miners

sebastian errazuriz’s ‘cross of light’ by night

chilean-born new york-based artist sebastian errazuriz recently traveled with his team to santiago, chile to create a public artwork in support of the 33 chilean miners who were trapped underground for more than two months. the piece is a 33-story high ‘cross of light’ that was lit every night during the final and most critical stage of the miners’ rescue as a symbol of hope.

following the south american tradition of lighting candles to the saints in hopes they will look after their loved ones, the giant cross of light overlooked the city of santiago as a reminder of the lives at stake. more than 350 fluorscent tubes connected to timers that turned on at night, took over a building’s complete façade to create the illuminated cross that could be seen from miles away.

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rendering of the project

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artist sebastian errazruiz at the foot of the building which projected the ‘cross of light’

  • Ya, pero por qué una cruz?
    [url=http://www.kotaix.com/blog/2010/09/los-treinta-y-tres/] kotaix [/url]

    rcs says:
  • ¿Aprovechador circunstancial ? !! ¿ Pero artista ??

    Gastón says:
  • In Houston during the holidays, one of the downtown towers displays a Christmas tree with their lights at night… Should they go on designboom too? (Hope you sense the sarcasm.)

    AC says:

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