Sun in Time

The Ecstasy of Santa Lucia is a solar light art installation in a sixteenth century Spanish village church where solar spectrum environmental artist Peter Erskine used natural sunlight as color and 21st century prisms as brushes to paint the ever-changing  scenario of the installation. And it starts with...

First light at 10:00 AM. The artwork waxes and wanes from dawn to dusk as the Earth turns and clouds pass before the Sun. Photo:    http://erskinesolarart.net

First light at 10:00 AM. The artwork waxes and wanes from dawn to dusk as the Earth turns and clouds pass before the Sun. Photo: http://erskinesolarart.net

At noon the slabs of color reach to the floor. Photo:    http://erskinesolarart.net

At noon the slabs of color reach to the floor. Photo: http://erskinesolarart.net

Bright Sun projects crisp, saturated splashes of color at Solar noon. Photo:    http://erskinesolarart.net

Bright Sun projects crisp, saturated splashes of color at Solar noon. Photo: http://erskinesolarart.net

Mixing colors from two spectrum beams in bright Sunlight. Photo:    http://erskinesolarart.net

Mixing colors from two spectrum beams in bright Sunlight. Photo: http://erskinesolarart.net

Minutes later clouds pass before the Sun creating a soft pastel color wash on the entire ceiling. Photo:    http://erskinesolarart.net

Minutes later clouds pass before the Sun creating a soft pastel color wash on the entire ceiling. Photo: http://erskinesolarart.net

Heavenly light. Photo:    http://erskinesolarart.net

Heavenly light. Photo: http://erskinesolarart.net

Ceiling detail in radiant solar spectrum sunlight. Photo:    http://erskinesolarart.net

Ceiling detail in radiant solar spectrum sunlight. Photo: http://erskinesolarart.net

The fire burns. Photo:    http://erskinesolarart.net

The fire burns. Photo: http://erskinesolarart.net

The Church of Santa Lucia, Village of Santa Lucia de Ocon, La Rioja in Spain is a place where Peter Erskine  created a unique experience of uniting contemporary art and ancient architecture in a Natural Light installation.

The wonderful spectrum colors and shapes that illuminate the vaulted ceiling, walls and floor of this church, change over the course of the day and remind us how careful we should be with such a valuable treasure, inherited from previous generations as well as from Mother Nature…

My art occurs at the juncture between Nature and Culture.

— Peter Erskine

We are totally convinced that you will want to see more from this amazing Nature dedicated artist and have a look through his prisms …

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