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These funky, geometric lights will stay suspended in Downtown even after BLINK is over

Posted: 2:22 PM, Oct 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-10 13:47:38-04
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CINCINNATI — A piece of BLINK will stay in Downtown long after the lights and arts festival has ended.

Cincinnati-based Stanard Design Partners created geometric shapes from large acrylic tubes to hang above an alleyway off E. Court Street.

The pieces pulse with light to create the illusion that they’re floating. Festival goers will be able to see the pieces hanging high off E. Court Street between Walnut and Vine Streets.

Cynthia Stanard, owner of the design firm, said they drew inspiration for the art installation from traditional Scandinavian folk art.

"The whole idea with this was to make them super large and also bring light into play there,” Stanard said.

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Cynthia and Davis Stanard sketched, designed and pieced together the art forms for over a year.

Cynthia said the most difficult part was getting the design just right so they could string one line through each figure so it lights up.

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The pair had to bring the pieces to a space large enough so they could be assembled. Cynthia said the process was similar to building a structure with a giant Lego set.

BLINK, a four-day art and light festival, runs Thursday through Sunday in Cincinnati and Covington.

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