‘Celestial’ Installation on View Downtown

It features human figures floating amongst glowing orbs.
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‘Celestial’ installation by Claudia Ravaschiere and Mike Moss / Photo by Sylvia Stagg-Giuliano

Hilary Zelson’s sheep installation has ceased floating in the Fort Point Channel, but now, fellow local artists Claudia Ravaschiere and Michael Moss have created a new temporary installation for the downtown area, in which human figures float above a waterfront plaza.

The installation, called “Celestial: Winter Lights on the Harbor,” will be suspended from a pergola near the Atlantic Wharf building at 290 Congress St. through February.

The work positions the human figures amongst glowing orbs, meant to represent celestial bodies, to symbolize the relationship between humanity and the universe. The installation is also meant to serve as an illuminated beacon for pedestrians during the winter.

“Celestial” is presented by the Fort Point Arts Community, which has also previously worked with Ravaschiere and Moss on other outdoor installations—a pop-up pocket park called “Bright Side of the Road II” and “Shimmer,” which cast a rainbow-like image on the Congress Street bridge.

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‘Celestial’ installation by Claudia Ravaschiere and Mike Moss / Photo by Sylvia Stagg-Giuliano


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