Leonids Over, Still, and Then, Tote
Leonids Over, Still, and Then, Tote
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Leonids Over, Still, and Then, Tote

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A beautiful large tote based on the site-specific architectural intervention by Calueen Smith.

Leonids Over, Still, and Then (2021), Cauleen Smith has treated the Museum’s glass doors with colorful filters in a range of colors from deep blue, to blood red, and earthy green. As sunlight streams through the windows, veils of changing hue move across the gallery and the works on view. The title of this artwork, Leonids Over, Still, and Then, refers to the bright and colorful meteor shower that occurs when Earth’s orbit and the orbit of Comet Tempel-Tuttle intersect each year in November. Although occurring annually, every 33 years the Leonids radiantly streak across the sky by the thousands per hour. In this work, Smith beams the celestial beauty of these debris trails through the Museum’s front doors, suggesting the capacity of light to serve as a beacon of truth and transparency.