Designed and constructed during the winter of 2016-2017, the Lumascope was one of many temporary public art installations at the Portland Winter Light Festival. Situated in the industrial eastside on the precipice of the Willamette River, the Lumascope was a large, walk-through kaleidoscope made up of thousands of mirrors housed in a classic A-Frame structure and lit with color-changing LED lights. With one of its openings oriented towards downtown Portland and the other oriented towards other installations at the festival, the Lumascope not only reflected activity within but also the constantly changing environment through and beyond the structure.

The goal of the Lumascope was to be an immersive, interactive and place-based public art installation brought to life by the participants and the surrounding context reflected in the piece.

  • 2017 Oregon ASLA Honor Award
  • Location: Portland, OR
  • Client: Portland Winter Light Festival