"Luminescence" by Nobuho Nagasawa, Hunters Point South Waterfront Park Phase II (2018)

Representing seven phases of the moon , “Luminescence” is a symbolic tribute of the lunar influence on the tidal rhythms of the East River. Using NASA topographic survey data collected by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter , the surface of each moon depicts a stylized but accurate representation of the moon's surface of craters , mountains , and valleys. At night , each phase is illuminated by a phosphorescent polymer integrated into the moon's surface. The placement of the moons creates a natural vista for observing the water , sun , moon , and the sense of time passing , against the Manhattan sk