Peter Erskine

Solar Spectrum Environmental art Arte Solare Ambientale

  Solar Spectrum Environmental Art

During the years 1989 through 1992, Peter Erskine created a new solar spectrum environmental art medium called "Secrets of the Sun, Millennial Meditations (SOS)". Since then Erskine has exhibited this art in the site specific architectural installations in the USA, Italy, Germany, England and Northern Ireland. The artist’s work is firmly anchored in the architecture and context of each locality. In this art the Sun is not only the subject of the work but the medium and energy source as well. Erskine lives in Santa Monica, California.

Spettro solare arte ambientale

Tra il 1989 e 1992 Peter Erskine creň un nuovo medium artistico interattivo a spettro solare chiamato "Segreti del Sole: Meditazioni Millenarie (SOS)". Da allora Erskine ha fatto conoscere il suo lavoro attraverso numerose installazioni artistiche specifiche ai luoghi prescelti negli Stati Uniti, in Italia, Germania, Inghilterra ed in Irlanda del Nord, che hanno avuto un forte eco. Il lavoro dell'artista č fermamente ancorato alle circostanze e all'architettura di ogni sito. In quest' arte il sole non č solamente il soggetto del lavoro ma anche il suo tramite e la sua sorgente di energia.

  International Exhibitions and Permanent Installations

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Italy
"New Light on Rome 2000" Solar Spectrum Environmental Art installations in five ancient Roman sites, 6.2000 – 1.2001.


Italia
"New Light on Rome 2000", cinque antichi siti romani, 06.2000 - 01.2001.
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Italy
"Cromos", Solar spectrum art in Milan, Florence and Rome railway stations and 30 trains. 7.2000 – 11.2000. Milan Central Station, permanent installation.


Italia
"Cromos", Arte dello spettro solare nelle stazioni ferroviarie di Milano, Firenze, e Roma e in 30 treni Eurostar, 07.2000 - 11.2000. Milano Centrale Stazione, installazione permanente.


New Light on Rome 2000

Aula arch in spectrum sunlight,

Trajan's Market, Rome, 112 AD.

Germany

Kokerei Zollverein, Essen, "Sun Moon and Stars", Rainbow sundial calendar "Spectrum of Time", and Solar powered solar art with heliostat "Sunrise", permanent installations.

Germania
"Il Sole, la Luna e le Stelle", Essen, Germania, installazione permanente.


 

United Kingdom

Ballymena, N. Ireland. ECOS Environmental Centre. Interior "Rainbow Sundial Calendar". Opened 8.2000, permanent installation.


Irlanda "Calendario solare dell'arcobaleno", ECOS Centro Ambientale, Ballymena, N.Ireland. Commissione permanente aperta nell'Agosto 2000. Centro Planetario, North Yorkshire, Inghilterra.installazione permanente.

   

North Yorkshire,England. Earth Centre. "Secrets of the Sun", permanent installation, opened May 1999

Heliostat, solar powered solar spectrum installation.


United States

Puente Hills Mall City of Industry, California 1997 Sun Dance: 35,000 watt heliostat powered Solar spectrum permanent installation.

Porter Ranch Public Library Los Angeles, CA 1998 Permanent Meridian Solar Spectrum calendar installed in a Los Angeles Public Library.


Healthcare

Lucy Curci Cancer Center at Eisenhower Medical Center: Lobby and Healing Garden. Rancho Mirage, California, 2003. Permanent installation.

 

Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. Solar Spectrum Art Installation Proposal. Los Angeles, California, 2004.


Secrets of the Sun

Solar powered, Solar Spectrum Environmental art. Rome, Berlin, Los Angeles.


Residential Installations United States, Germany, Italy.

Peter Erskine creates active heliostat and passive solar spectrum prism installations which are designed for the specific architectural and domestic programs of individual residences.


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English only, please

1. Artists Statement, Biography

2. Sculpture Magazine Cover Story, September, 2001

3. Resume and Bibliography

4. What others say about Secrets of the Sun

5. Secrets of the Sun: Educational Context