‘Reef’ by Jason Krugman

Reef is modeled after a nebulous aquarium. As building guests walk past, their movements activate tropical fish within this digital marine landscape. The artwork uses motion and reflection to draw in colors from its environment. Splashes of light triggered by micro-controlled sensors create subtle disturbances in the artworks array of LEDs. 840 silicon bronze reflectors slowly twirl in opposing directions. They redirect light from the LEDs while drawing in hues of orange from the nearby terra-cotta tiles and daylight from the nearby Hudson St.

Some of Krugmans most impactful aesthetic experiences came during interaction and immersion in marine environments. An avid fisherman as a child and a young adult, Krugman was frequently entranced by the interactions between water and light in the marine environment.

Client: Jack Resnick & Sons
Architect: FX Fowle
Completion: January 2018
Architectural Metal: Milgo Bufkin


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