Blessing Hancock
Heart Beacon
Blessing Hancock and Joe O'Connell
Emergency Coordination Center, Portland, Oregon
stainless steel, acrylic, LED lighting, electronics, sound transducers, heartbeat sensors
18’ height x 8’ dia
commissioning agency: City of Portland
Heart Beacon is an interactive enclosure of light, color and sound that senses and artistically displays the heartbeats of visitors who lay their hands on the piece. This highly interactive sculpture takes the literal and metaphoric ‘pulse’ of the Portland community. The sculpture takes inspiration from the life-saving mission of the Emergency Coordination Center.

Blessing Hancock owns Skyrim Studio Inc which focuses on site specific sculpture. She utilizes her BFA in Sculpture and MLA in Landscape Architecture to create innovative work for public spaces. She has completed monumental sculpture projects throughout the world and has extensive experience working with city agencies, project teams and community groups.

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