Broward County Commissioner Sue Gunzburger presents a gift to Dan Corson, creator of the Broward Light Project, at the artwork's unveiling. This interactive public art project is located in Huizenga Plaza in downtown Fort Lauderdale. January 2007
Dan Corson is known for creating dynamic environments with space, light and sound. His temporary and permanent light-based artworks employ a range of media from the primal (sun and fire) to the high-tech (neon, lasers, LEDs, fiber optics). In the past 15 years, he has designed or installed more than 50 public art projects. Public art master planning experience is another area of his expertise. He was an Artist-in-Residence at Seattle City Light from 1999 – 2002, and has recently returned from doing a residency in Italy.
Originally trained in the theater, his artwork is not only about objects at a location, but about spaces and volumes for manipulation, and about the relationships and choreography between the environment and the public. Corson received his Bachelor of Arts in Drama from San Diego State University and his Masters of Fine Arts in Sculpture from the University of Washington. He has since been a Skowhegan Scholar from the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and a Pilchuck Scholar from Pilchuk Glass School.
Dan Corson has had national and international art commissions and his work has been exhibited in Washington, California, Oregon, Maine, Nevada and Hawaii; internationally his work has been seen in The Czech Republic; England, Australia and Madagascar. Artist's Website: www.corsonart.com