Jennifer Figg brings her large-scale art to life

By Megan Bradshaw on July 28, 2017

Meet Jennifer Figg—an associate professor in the Department of Art+Design, Art History and Art Education—who has created installations for Baltimore's annual Light City festival.

Seagrass 2016. 80' x 35' x 12'. Kiln-formed glass, steel, wire, milled polycarbonate. Site-specific permanent installation in the Baltimore Visitors' Center.
Seagrass 2016. 80' x 35' x 12'. Kiln-formed glass, steel, wire, milled polycarbonate. Site-specific permanent installation in the Baltimore Visitors' Center.

For the past two years, Towson University College of Fine Arts and Communication associate professor Jenn Figg has brought her big ideas to life during Baltimore’s annual Light City festival.

The event features large-scale light installations, music, performances and innovation. 

Jennifer Figg
Associate professor Jennifer Figg

In 2016, she, Matthew McCormack and a crew of Towson University students collaborated on “Making Waves,” a permanent combined installation and performance that included a suspended glass sculpture with a changing light show triggered by a series of 24-inch, 3D-printed energy-harvesting kinetic light drums played by professional drummers.

“I love working with Towson students,” says the associate professor. “This was a really good opportunity to get them involved in a big, multifaceted project they could see develop from the ground up.”

In 2017, Figg and McCormack showed a five-minute looped video entitled, “Windmill Triptych” as part of On Demand, an exhibition of time-based digital content. The videos were looped on an LED screen on Pier 5 in the Inner Harbor.

Learn more about the Department of Art+Design, Art History and Art Education

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