Sculptures by Rebecca Niederlander seen at High Desert Regional Health Center, Lancaster - One Desert Sky
Sculptures by Rebecca Niederlander seen at High Desert Regional Health Center, Lancaster - One Desert Sky

One Desert Sky

“One Desert Sky" is a kinetic sculpture executed by local artist Brad Howe, and was inspired by the distinct stories of Antelope Valley community members collected through a series of artist initiated participatory activities, produced by artist Rebecca Niederlander, prior to the 2014 opening of the High Desert Regional Health Center, in Lancaster, California.

The piece converts the voices of Antelope Valley residents into icons and symbols that the viewer’s eye may string together as the pieces move and intersect with one another. Representing a collaboration on multiple levels, the sculpture's 8,000 laser-cut aluminum pieces were individually attached to metal rods, spray painted with automotive paint and hand assembled by a team of six in Howe’s studio. The fabrication process took more 3,600 hours to complete.