To create our trails we work with international and UK-based, award-winning artists from across a range of different media, including lighting, sculpture, fire, and landscaping.
Alison is a willow weaver, basket maker and artist who has many years of experience in working with willow and enjoys creating new structures and large-scale pieces of willow art.
Arro Lighting and Design
Heofon Light Maze is an international collaboration designed specifically for ARRO by Ben Busche of Brut Deluxe and manufactured by Ilmex Illumination Global. This is the first time the work will be shown in a dark forest setting with limited light pollution.
Brandin is a Chicago based installation artist who creates magical, theatrical, whimsically elegant displays, installations, murals, and light boxes. Her installation for this year's Lightscape draws on that sense of wonder and magic that cause us to be struck again and again by the unbelievable beauty and surrealism of the cosmos.
Brian Sidney Bembridge
Brian is considered one of North America's most prolific scenic and lighting designers. Based in Chicago, Brian designs sets, lighting and costumes for theatres internationally in addition to playing an integral role in Chicago's distinguished theatre community. ·
His latest work Disko Tannsi is an energizing space of mirrored figures and spheres pared with lights that bring life to the winter air.
Christopher Wren has over 20 years of experience in the design and production of live events. He is thrilled to be collaborating on Lightscape in the Chicago Botanic Garden for 2020.
Cristina Ottonello is an artist and designer specialising in public art and in the creation of large-scale temporary installations with a strong visual impact and wide-reaching public involvement.
ITHACA is an award-winning company of light artists, sound designers, composers, editors and experimenters based in Brighton, who love to mix light, sound and technology in exciting new ways.
The Lantern Company is a leading UK outdoor arts organisation, works locally, nationally and internationally, bringing artists and communities together to create spectacular day & night-time events, parades, illuminated installations and visual theatre, ranging from intimate encounters to large-scale mass participatory events.
JOY is the expression of love, comfort, and happiness when we're with the ones we love.
Matthew Hoffman is a Chicago based artist & designer whose public works have been exhibited internationally.
Michael Young is a Chicago artist specializing in site-specific public sculpture and light-based work. For over thirty years, Young’s customized artwork and design have appeared in numerous public and private collections across the United States and abroad.
Tanner Woodford is founder and executive director of the Design Museum of Chicago. As a designer, educator, and entrepreneur, he has taught, lectured, and led workshops on design issues, social change, and design history in classrooms and at conferences. He teaches Design Thinking For Social Change at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and describes himself as irrepressibly optimistic, believing design to have the capacity to fundamentally improve the human condition.