Denver, CO (2010) – Catherine Widgery’s new sculptural installation CLOUDBREAK was created for the Cisneros Jury Assembly Room at the Denver Justice Center. The work, which can be viewed from both in and outside the building, is a sculptural wall of glass. As the sun moves across the sky, illuminating the glass tubes, it provides an ever-changing aesthetic experience inside the jury room. At night, the interior lights are visible from outside. Widgery’s hope for the work is that it will be a meditation on beauty and call viewers, most of whom are awaiting jury duty, to take their responsibility as jurors seriously.
The installation, which was fabricated by Peters Studio, was completed in June 2010. It comprises 11,200 glass tubes and stands 14 feet tall and 41 feet wide. The tubes vary in dimension between 1.5 and 3 inches in diameter and between 12 and 24 inches long and span an entire wall.