Artist: Reven Swanson
Materials: Fused glass
Dimensions: 12′ x 195′
About Stairway to Heaven
Reven Swanson designed and installed this celestial mosaic inspired by Led Zeppelin’s ballad of the same name. Concert-goers can enter Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre with style as they ascend this colorful staircase.
Swans says “The origin of “Fiddler’s Green” plays an interesting reference in folklore and literature. I interpreted the legend as a transitory place for souls to meet, dance and celebrate. There’s a canteen to drink and be merry. It’s a collection of fellow comrades and a shared wholeness. I want to present these ideas in a modern, contemporary context. That lead my studies to images of cosmic microwave patterns, quantum physics and photoelectronic imageries. In our modern culture, we tend to see souls as energy mixed in a transitory state of the cosmic conscience.”