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Pharos

At: New Street
By: Joe Moran
Commission Credit: SHINE Bursary

Pharos is a dynamic sculpture constructed from a series of lenses and designed to absorb light from nearby sources, which in turn proceeds to dance across the surface of each lens before being projected outwards in organic patterns that shift and pulsate as the sculpture rotates in a manner reminiscent of a lighthouse.

Taking its name from the one the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World- the Pharos of Alexandria (or the Lighthouse of Alexandria), this work pays homage to its spiritual ancestors through both form and function; casting hypnotic waves of light to illuminate the dark corners of its urban surroundings with a warm glow.