Our History Speaks Volumes: Light Waves Sculpture

June 15, 2020 | Mike Donohue
Our History Speaks Volumes: Light Waves Sculpture

Created by artist Christopher Janney, Light Waves is a unique glass sculpture comprised of four colored bands that bathe the western facade of Orlando Public Library in different spectrums of color depending on the position of the sun. The sculpture also includes a series of touch plates which, when pressed in a specific order, will cause the waves to illuminate and a melody to play. Fans of the sculpture might notice the sound hasn’t been working properly of late. Have no fear, our Facilities team is working with Christopher to make the repair.

We look forward to having Light Waves operational, and for our customers to once again try to decipher the secret pattern.

The sculpture was commissioned by Orange County Library System and unveiled to the public on November 28, 2001. Recognized as an engaging and dynamic contribution to the Orlando landscape, Light Waves received the Downtown Orlando Partnership’s Golden Brick Award in 2002.

Share Article

Comments and postings by library patrons do not necessarily reflect the official position of OCLS or its staff. All comments and posts are public records. Patrons are strongly encouraged to protect their privacy when commenting or posting on social software tools.

From book recommendations to pop culture discussions, the Orange County Library System wants you to join the conversation with library staff about the world around us.


If the books are in hand, this suspension will not affect your check-out and the due date… https://t.co/BCPVKREoCV
53 min 56 sec ago
If you find yourself struggling with how to condense and simplify your usual Thanksgiving celebrations, see these i… https://t.co/ICkJPwRYqV
1 hour 15 min ago
Due dates for checked out materials that have not yet been delivered will be extended to cover that delay. You may… https://t.co/jTCEkq9MD5
2 hours 34 min ago