Colored glass and light combine to create a mammoth work of art in the foyer of Ball State University’s Music Instruction Building. The unique 23-by-40-foot 3-D light sculpture was created by artist Stephen Knapp (American born 1947.) Art critics have called Knapp’s light paintings the first new art form of the 21st century. Some of his better-known, large-scale light paintings and glass sculptures include “Luminous Affirmations” in Tampa, Florida, and the “Crystal Quilt” in Lincoln, Nebraska. After months of planning, Knapp constructed the light painting near his Worcester, Mass., studio. Once the light painting was tested, it was then dismantled, shipped and installed in the Music Instruction Building 2006.
Call for open times. Light Symphony can be seen from outside.