Strings of neon cord stretch between the Garden’s famous Kanzan trees to form an illuminated, gently moving canopy. The strands of colored light beam over Cherry Esplanade’s broad lawn, creating a monumental field of color.
Artists | Christopher Wren and Jason Cochran
Christopher Wren has been creating and designing experiences for over two decades. His work includes dance, theater, concerts, and corporate production design in addition to his work with interactive light art installations. In 2010, he formed Keylight, Inc., a company dedicated to creating exceptional events for global audiences.
Christopher leverages his unique background in both conceptual design and technical management towards building bold, inspiring experiences with a consistent focus on a precise methodology in execution.
Significant production and lighting design projects include:
Illumination (2016-2020), Chicago Ideas Week (2014-2018), Ravinia Festival (2013-2017), Chi-town Rising (2016-2017), corporate events, and private parties featuring talents such as Sara Bareilles, John Legend, Leon Bridges, FUN, Stevie Wonder, Train and others
Jason was the production electrician in Houston in 2021 and enjoys the increase in scope that working outdoors brings to lighting design.
Neon Waves by Christopher Wren and Jason Cochran