Celestial: Winter Lights on the Harbor

"Celestial" Art installation by Claudia Ravaschiere and Mike Moss. At Atlantic Wharf in Boston, MA.



Celestial: Winter Lights on the Harbor
a public art installation by Claudia Ravaschiere & Michael Moss

December 13, 2015 through February, 2016

The temporary installation Celestial is suspended from the outdoor pergola adjacent to the Atlantic Wharf building at Waterfront Plaza, 290 Congress Street. 

Consisting of sculptural forms and glowing orbs, the installation’s elements are positioned to suggest human figures in motion among celestial bodies. Symbolizing humanity’s relationship to the universe, both seen and unseen, Celestial is evoke the timeless wonder of the night sky and our enduring fascination with stargazing and the possibilities of planetary exploration. Through the coming dark winter nights, the installation’s forms and illumination will provide a focal point and a beacon for passersby on Congress Street and the Harbor Walk.

Claudia Ravaschiere and Michael Moss are artists based out of Fort Point and have developed and installed many public art in the neighborhood over the past decade. Past projects include Bright Side of the Road II (2015), which transformed a neglected city space on Congress Street into an unexpected, gardenlike oasis through “guerilla urban gardening” and Shimmer, an installation of fluorescent and jewel-toned plexiglass that activated the Congress Street bridge in Fort Point (“Follow the Fort Point Rainbow,“ Steve Annear, BostonMagazine.com, August 21, 2014).

This project is generously funded by Boston Properties.

Photo: Sylvia Stagg-Giuliano

About FPAC Public Arts Program

The Fort Point Arts Community, Inc. of South Boston (FPAC) sponsors works of temporary public art, enlivening the Fort Point area with works that engage the public and promote the visibility of the arts community. Calls for submissions are issued several times annually, and are juried by panels made up of community member and arts professionals.