Light Garden

Dale Eldred


  • Dale Eldred
  • Princess Anne Commons Gateway Park
  • Material: Glass, Metal, LED Lighting

​​Light Garden was designed by international renowned artist Dale Eldred. 32 glass sun-refraction panels are arranged at Princess Anne Commons Gateway Park to resemble a grove of trees and to illustrate the role of light throughout the day.

About the Artist

​​Dale Eldred was an internationally acclaimed sculptor renowned for large-scale sculptures that emphasized both natural and generated light.

Eldred chaired the sculpture department at Kansas City Art Institute for 33 years, exerting a powerful influence on thousands of students. Eldred was also the artistic director of Biosphere II, and a fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Advanced Visual Studies.

Eldred received numerous awards and honors, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and grants from the Ford Foundation, the American Institute of Architects and the National Endowment of the Arts. Dale Eldred died in 1993 during the "500-year" flood.

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