The Raven {Bringer of Light} Placing the Sun into the Daytime Sky

Category: 
Signature Collection
Creation Date: 
2011
Installation Date: 
2011
Location of Work: 
Canada Arrivals Hall
Medium: 
Suspended Scultpure

Inspired by aboriginal legend and lore, The Raven is a ceiling suspended art piece that reflects both natural and artificial light year round.

With The Raven, Michael’s initial goal was to capitalize on the sunshine that Alberta’s prairies are famous for. The location of sunlight throughout the day and year-round informed the sculpture’s shape and orientation. Made from 36 triangulated six-foot-long holographically-treated pieces, the 3,500 pound sculpture will be viewable from the ground level, first floor and the interstitial walkway. It will diffract, transmit, and reflect rainbows upon itself and its surroundings.

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Artist

Michael Hayden

Born in Vancouver, BC, Michael Hayden is the CEO of Thinking Lightly Inc., a Canadian artist who lives in Santa Rosa, California during the winter. Michael is well known for incorporating neon and reflective light into his art. He has earned multiple grants, as well as several art and architecture awards.

Michael’s best-known commissions include Sky’s the Limit, a large installation in the Chicago International Airport; Arc en Ciel, formerly located at Toronto’s Yorkdale subway station; and Quadrille, which is installed on the Duke Energy building in Charlotte, North Carolina.

His art is also featured in public collections in numerous museums, including the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, and the Van Abbe museum in Eindhoven, Holland.

Hometown:
Santa Rosa, CA