International Sculpture Center



Joseph O'Connell & Blessing Hancock

Heart Beacon
install June 2013
18’ height x 8’ dia
Mixed Media

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.