Art in the Air
January 24, 2012 — If you’re in the city after the sun goes down, take a moment to look up towards 23rd and Market Streets at the PECO Crown Lights. Graphic Design student Peter Eyrich's video “Color Philadelphia” was selected as one of the 2011 Best of Art in the Air award winners and it will play on the PECO Crown Lights until early March 2012. Peter wanted his design to pay homage to Philadelphia.
“‘Color Philadelphia’ is an artwork that celebrates how simplistic and enjoyable art can be to create, with a nod to some of the more iconic elements of Philadelphia and city life in general,” said Peter. “The motion piece starts with a simple crayon line drawing that moves itself along the horizontal plane forming shapes and curves, a fire hydrant, a tree, a cheesesteak, a bicycle, and finally the Philadelphia skyline with the phrase ‘Color Philadelphia.’"
Art in the Air is a digital art initiative developed through a Breadboard and PECO partnership. The goal is to utilize the PECO Crown Lights system in a creative way, as well as to provide recognition to local artists working in digital formats by using the Crown Lights as an Art in the Air exhibition venue.