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the cosmolightsphere

Examples of optical instrumentation. Optical lenses used on the dome of Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, Rome, Italy

Rose of blue suns projected from a lens in the window The Gift, 足Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, CA

Image of the focused sun projected. Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, Rome, Italy

Example of light projection from an art skylight, El Santuario Hotel & Spa, Valle de Bravo, Mexico

The Optical Instrumentation The technology of optics is used to make telescopes and high-precision instruments in the service of science for the observation of the universe as well as for multiple other uses in industry. Here we are proposing that the most sophisticated knowledge of optics be placed at the service of an aesthetic experience. For the design of the optics, the artist collaborated with Professor Salvador Cuevas, Ph.D., of the Astronomy Department of UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico).

Painting with Light Natural light will paint the interior with colors and give the sphere its soul, with a myriad of compositions; the rotation of the earth will make it ever changing. The seamless smoothness of the interior will make it difficult to establish a precise depth of field, provoking in the viewer a semi-dreamlike state.


Sun drawing by Janet Saad-Cook

Render of interior view


Narcissis Quagliata  
Narcissis Quagliata  

The first comprehensive monograph of the Italo-American glass artist Narcissus Quagliata;a documentation of the exploration of light and gla...