‘PRISM: Winter Lights’ Returns To Woodruff Park With Light And Water-Based Installations

December 14,2020

Summer Evans, 90.1 WABE

PRISM: Winter Lights” has returned to Woodruff Park in downtown Atlanta. The light and water-based installations will be on display through Jan. 31.

“City Lights” producer Summer Evans spoke with Ansley Whipple, the Project Manager for Woodruff Park—and with one of the artists featured, Ellex Swavoni.

The Atlanta Downtown Improvement District (ADID) partnered with Dashboard, an art agency, to curate all the installations that are shown in the exhibit.

This year’s outdoor exhibition will offer three light-based installations and a water-based installation at the International Peace Water Wall. All of the artists featured are local.

“This year for PRISM we have a new theme, which is water. We’ve added a component of water and that is a thread that runs through all of the pieces that you’ll see,” said Whipple.

Swavoni said she was inspired by the comic book character Galactus when creating the Afro-futuristic woman. The colors in the monument were inspired by rainbow squids, due to their luminosity and shifting colors.

Listen to the segment at the link above.