A dramatic evocation of a downpour at nightfall, a convergence of nature and the urban world, New York Night is an installation of 120 hand-blown crystal pendants majestically cascades 90 feet through a six-story staircase, engaging the viewer in an ever-changing pattern of expansion and compression, much like the rhythm of a rain storm itself.
Set against the backdrop of polished charcoal venetian plaster, which amplifies each drops amber glow, the composition renders mirrored pools of street light and captures the cities landscape in reflection.
Artist and designer Alison Burger began hand blowing glass at the age of 15 in Dallas, Texas. She received a BFA from the Rhode Island school of design and continued her studies at Columbia University graduate school of architecture.
After working as an architect, she established her company, Alison Burger Glassworks. Burger is the first American artist commissioned by Hermès to design a line of objects, and is one of a select group of artists commissioned by Comme de Garçons to create an architectural installation in their flagship store in Tokyo. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Corning Museum of Glass, and has been shown at the Cooper Hewitt Museum of Modern Art in New York.