Ascent

Dusk at Ascent by light artist Jen Lewin
Reflections on Ascent by light artist Jen Lewin
A woman interacting with Ascent by light artist Jen Lewin
Light artist Jen Lewin assembling Ascent

Ascent – 2018

Client: City of Coral Springs
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Ascent is a permanent,  interactive light-based sculpture commissioned by The City of Coral Springs, and located in the Coral Spring Art Walk.

Ascent is derived from several mathematical and geometric principles creating nested, interactive platforms. During the day, its surface, shifting in color based on the viewer’s point of view, will softly reflect the environment. At night, user movement through the sculpture will be transformed into full glowing interactive light.


Edison Cow

Edison Cow, 2021

Lewin’s Edison series is a group of works that merge contemporary LED technology and interactivity with the historical incandescent lightbulb invented by Thomas Edison. In 2012, Edison bulbs ceased to be produced in the USA, prompting Lewin to begin this series using hand-blown glass bulbs custom designed to utilize LED light.

The Edison Cow was created by artist Jen Lewin and her team as part of 2021’s official New York City Cow Parade to benefit God’s Love We Deliver.


Jeju Pool

Clouds reflected on the surface of the Jeju Pool by light artist Jen Lewin
Platforms of the Jeju Pool by light artist Jen Lewin reflecting sunlight
Illuminated platforms of the Jeju Pool by light artist Jen Lewin
Sunlight reflecting on the Jeju Pool by light artist Jen Lewin
The illuminated surface of the Jeju Pool by light artist Jen Lewin
Platforms of the Jeju Pool by light artist Jen Lewin reflecting sunlight

Jeju Pool – 2018

Client: Jeju LAF – South Korea
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The Jeju Pool is a light-based permanent installation on Jeju Island, South Korea.

The Jeju Pool is an inherently interactive series of networked platforms that form a community within the sculpture itself. Integrated seamlessly into the landscape, during the day the work will reflect the environment in shifting colors and at night will come alive as visitors movement and actions direct the art piece with full LED color interactivity.


Edison Cloud – Tulsa

The Edison Cloud by light artist Jen Lewin

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Tulsa Cloud – 2018

The Edison Cloud Tusla is an interactive chandelier by Jen Lewin, created specifically for the Gathering Place Tulsa, Boat House.
Created from over 2100 custom glass bulbs, with hand embedded custom RGB pixel LEDs, The Edison Cloud twinkles and shifts as participants move under and around its form.


Promenade

Two people interact with Promenade by light artist Jen Lewin
The interactive platforms of Promenade by light artist Jen Lewin light up as a girl runs over them
A person interacts with Promenade by light artist Jen Lewin
Three friends interact with Promenade by light artist Jen Lewin
Two people hold hands while interacting with Promenade by female artist Jen Lewin

Promenade – 2018

Client: NineDot & The Dairy Block
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Promenade is a permanent, light-based installation for The Dairy Block Art Collection in Denver, Colorado.

Promenade is an inherently interactive series of networked platforms that form a community within the sculpture itself. Integrated seamlessly into the Alley, during the day Promenade will reflect the environment in shifting colors and at night will come alive as visitors movement and actions direct the with full LED color interactivity.


Ohio Flux


Flux Chandelier- 2017

Client: University of Akron
Location

Flux Chandelier is a custom, interactive, mesh network sculpture permanently installed at The University of Akron.

The sculpture is a series of four chandeliers throughout Zook Hall as part of the Ohio Arts Council’s Ohio’s Percent for Art program. The sculptures sense the height and movement of people as they pass underneath, which is reflected in the movement, patterns, and colors of the lighting throughout all four installations.


Sidewalk Harp

Three women interact with the Sidewalk Harp by light artist Jen Lewin
LED modules swirl and interact on the Sidewalk Harp by female artist Jen Lewin
A woman raises her hand to interact with the Sidewalk Harp by light artist Jen Lewin
The Sidewalk Harp by light artist Jen Lewin produces a warm pink glow

Sidewalk Harp – 2015

Client: Be The Match
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Sidewalk Harp is a permanent, outdoor interactive instrument in Minneapolis, Minnesota at the headquarters of the Be The Match Registry.

The Sidewalk Harp is played by passing your body through the 36 sensors capped with LEDs along the bottom of the 40-foot long stainless steel form. Much like plucking the string of a harp, passing through the sensors triggers custom circuitry and sensors to produce musical notes and LED colors. As the community gathers and plays together, they create a symphony of color that washes over the urban landscape. This act of engagement with others is just as much part of the art as the sculpture is itself.

The Be The Match Registry, operated by the nonprofit National Bone Marrow Donor Program, is the world’s largest hematopoietic cell registry, listing more than 10.5 million individuals and nearly 185,000 cord blood units. Hematopoietic cells from NMDP donors or cord blood units are used to transplant patients with a variety of blood, bone marrow or immune system disorders. As of January 2013, the National Bone Marrow Donor Program had facilitated more than 55,000 transplants worldwide.

The Laser Harp Series is an evolution of immersive installations using movement and laser light to trigger sound. Jen Lewin has been creating light harps since the mid 1990′s. These harps have varied from art installations, to stage and performance installations and large outdoor sculptures. The Sidewalk Harp is the second permanent installation in the series and the first to incorporate LED interactivity.


Magical Harp

Magical Harps 

The Magical Harps are a series of  accessible, permanent, outdoor interactive play sculptures.  Played by moving, or dancing through the sculptures virtual “strings”, Lewin’s Harps create depth and tone that compliments accessible public activity and random or organized play.

Children and adults interact with the Magical Harp by light artist Jen Lewin
A child in a wheelchair smiles as she interacts with the Magical Harp by light artist Jen Lewin
Children and adults interact with the Magical Harp by light artist Jen Lewin
The Magical Harp by female artist Jen Lewin in Palo Alto, California
Looking up at the interactive modules of the Magical Harp by light artist Jen Lewin

Magical Harp, Magical Bridge: 2015

Magical Bridge Playground is the nation’s most innovative-inclusive playground, designed and built for visitors of all abilities. Designed to be a socially inclusive playground for children of varying physical and cognitive abilities, the Magical Bridge addresses the unique play needs of the many kinds of children in the community, creating awareness that today’s park designs are overlooking so many: the growing autistic population, visually and hearing impaired, physically limited and even our aging community. 
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Ashaun’s Harmonious Harp: 2019

This inclusive playground was created as part of  a wish from Ashaun, a 7-year-old Aurora resident who lives near Red-tailed Hawk Park. The Make-a-Wish Foundation contacted city of Aurora staff in the fall of 2017 explaining that this young man and his family would love to see a fully-accessible playground at the park because his favorite thing to do is to be with other kids who are laughing and playing. 
Red-tailed Park, in Aurora Colorado. 

People gather beneath Ashaun's Harp by light artist Jen Lewin
People interact with Ashaun's Harp by light artist Jen Lewin
Ashaun's Harp by light artist Jen Lewin


Magical Harp – Redwood City: 2020

The Magical Bridge Playground is a world-renowned concept developed first in Palo Alto and will soon debut in Redwood City. Designed to be socially inclusive for children and adults of varying physical and cognitive abilities, Magical Bridge Redwood City aims to go beyond typical playground designs, which often inadvertently overlook the growing autistic population, cognitively challenged, visually and hearing impaired, physically limited and the aging population. The Magical Bridge Foundation will collaborate with Redwood City on its second location due to its progressive parks and recreation program, financial generosity, and diverse community.

The City Council approved a partnership with the Magical Bridge Foundation to build an innovative and inclusive playground to open at Red Morton Park in late 2020.

 

Entry sign to the Magical Bridge Playground


Edison Orb

The Edison Orb on display, designed by Jen Lewin
Three Edisons Orbs suspended in The Kitchen, designed by Jen Lewin
The Edison Orb designed by Jen Lewin
Edison Orb by Jen Lewin, Photo by Nicholas James Photo
The Edison Orb suspended at The Kitchen, design by Jen Lewin
The Edison Orb illuminated and suspended above artist Jen Lewin
The Edison Orb by Jen Lewin
The Edison Orb by Jen Lewin
The Edison Orb at The Kitchen Chicago, lighting by Jen Lewin

Edison Orb

Client: Many
Project Date: 2008 – Current

Lewin created her first Edison Orb by hand in 2011 while experimenting with recycled glass and aluminum.  Derived in form from the original designs and molds used to make her work “The Pool”,  the orbs are a beautiful example of recycling beauty and function. The fixtures, handmade by Jen Lewin Studio, cast a unique light pattern and transform spaces from private homes to commercial spaces. Featured in The Kitchen restaurants nationwide.

Each Edison orb is unique and is hand made by Jen Lewin and her team. 


Mini Pool

An aerial shot of the Mini Pool by light artist Jen Lewin
A young girl interacts with a platform of the Mini Pool by light artist Jen Lewin

Mini Pool – 2015

Client: Playpoint Singapore
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Mini Pool is a small permanent installation of my work The Pool in a public park in Singapore. Children and families flock to the park after dusk, when the heat subsides, to play together as a community. Two small installations create a world where play and collaborative movement create swirling effects of light and color. Installed flush with the ground surface, this colorful and interactive installation transforms the park into a destination.


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