Is the glass empty or is it full? A fairly simplistic psychological analytical question and one that probably would not be asked upon being confronted with artist Bill Pechet’s incredible sculpture project Emptyful. Why not? Well, the Winnipeg plaza housed work is just so breathtaking that questions may well seem unnecessary…
A collaboration with Chris Pekar from Lightworks and Lumenpulse, the amazing 35 foot tall and 31 foot wide project features 28 Lumenfacade colour-changing LED luminaries pointing the way down to 500 gallons of water below.
As Pechet explains: “It was influenced by the phenomenon of weather and human endeavour.When you first visit Winnipeg, it can appear empty and open, set amidst the vastness of prairie and sky. But within, the city is full of creative energy.”
Changing colour in short sequences and set to Summer and Winter patterns, the sculpture certainly seems to fill the city very well!