Virginia Kistler's avatar Virginia Kistler

Like a moth to a flame, we are drawn to light. The seductive lights of a city’s skyline are enticing but belie the dark underbelly of urban life. Inspired by satellite photos of contemporary cities taken at night, I created a light map impression of Columbus, Ohio. Using this light impression, I project the darkened map and cut away what remains. My work draws parallels between the growth of urban spaces and the consequences of this growth on the human psyche. The darkened light map symbolizes the fluctuating presence and absence of urban and biodiverse spaces in our lives. My work questions this unchecked development and asks the observer to imagine the repercussions.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 14'
  • Medium: PVC Sheeting, Steel Wire
  • Width: 8'
  • Year created: 2012
  • Height: 14'