public art

 

 Light, the Universe and Everything

by artist Jeff de Boer

This sculpture, commissioned for Hotel Arts Complex, is a part of the now-defunct developer TORODE’s commitment to becoming a leader in promoting art and culture in Calgary. Celebrated local artist Jeff de Boer, with his team, created this steel and multi-coloured light sculpture sitting 18 feet (6 metres) high from 144 overlapping plates that connect to each other.  Between each plate is a space that is filled with Plexiglas and LED lights.

About the ArtistJeff de Boer is a Calgary-based multi-media artist with an international reputation for producing some of the world's most original and well-crafted works of art. With an emphasis on metal, he is best known for such bodies of work as suits of armour for cats and mice, armour ties and sword-handled briefcases, rocket lamps and pop culture ray guns, and exquisite high art, abstract works called exoforms