Breathless Maiden Lane, a monumental light sculpture installation, was featured in New York City’s financial district. The intent of the piece was to conjure up excitement tantamount to the energy found in the city. Amorós explained: “New Yorkers have especially developed habits of dealing with a multitude of stimuli that surrounds us every day. When viewers approach the light installation, I want to override their tendencies to ignore the environment and increase their awareness of their surroundings.”
The sculpture’s light sequence was designed to shift and change as the viewer walks around its architectural complexity. The concept of Breathless Maiden Lane is to provoke a sensation of wonderment and awe, leaving them breathless.