Light Pyramid by Liliane Lijn
American-born artist Liliane Lijn (b.1939) has been commissioned to create Light Pyramid, a second permanent artwork for Milton Keynes, thirty three years after the first was installed in 1979. The first work, Circle of Light, is a kinetic light sculpture in thecentre:mk.
Lijn's new piece is a 6-metre high pyramidal sculptural beacon in Campbell Park which at night will radiate light and will be lit up for special occasions. It has been jointly commissioned by MK Gallery and The Parks Trust.
Light Pyramid is sited at the end of the Belvedere in Campbell Park, a man-made feature formed at the time of the original city centre. It is at the most easterly end of Midsummer Boulevard, at the highest point in the park, giving views to the surrounding Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire countryside, from where it will also be seen.
The work will be unveiled as part of the Jubilee celebrations on 4th June 2012 from 10pm. For details of the event visit: http://www.theparkstrust.com/whats-on/event-details/447
To read more about the project visit: http://www.mkgallery.org/exhibitions/light_pyramid/