31 minutes | Nov 9, 2014

MCC 017: The World’s Largest Light Sculpture with Ben Davis

In episode 17 I talk with Ben Davis: founder, president and CEO of Illuminate The Arts. Ben is the visionary behind The Bay Lights, asking in September 2010, “What if the Bay Bridge were a canvas of light?”  Two-and-a-half years later, after teaming with internationally renown artist Leo Villareal, a vast and passionate community had come together to fully permit, design, install, fund and celebrate an historic, transformative moment—the March 5, 2013 grand lighting of the world’s largest LED light sculpture. Ben has edited and published Everything Indicates: Bay Bridge Poems & Portraits. He is the artist behind Pi In The Sky, a featured work of the 2012 ZERO1 Art & Technology International Biennial and SXSW 2014. Hear more from Ben on his journey to the west coast from his home town of Boston and his philosophy of acting out of love rather than fear. LINKS FROM OUR CONVERSATION Illuminate The Arts  |  Impossible Light  |  Pi In The Sky  |  Everything Indicates: Bay Bridge Poems & Portraits
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