Bill FitzGibbons, MFA ’78, designed a light sculpture installation in February 2010 for the opening of “Museum Night,” an annual visual arts night celebration in Reykjavík, Iceland. The mayor of Reykjavík selected FitzGibbons for his international reputation for the use of light as a sculptural genre.
His work, titled Öndvegissúlur, Poem of Light, “is a continuation of my architectural interventions with important buildings worldwide,” FitzGibbons says. “These temporary site-specific artworks are accomplished with computer-programmed LED light systems and usually with a musical accompaniment.” Öndvegissúlur lit the colonnade of the Reykjavík City Hall, creating a dramatic sculpture that transformed the building into a spectacular spectrum of moving color.
FitzGibbons serves on the board of directors of the International Sculpture Center and is the executive director of the Blue Star Contemporary Art Center in San Antonio, Texas.
To view more of FitzGibbons’ work, visit www.billfitzgibbons.com.