Named as one of the top 50 public works of art by the Public Art Network in 2013, Snow Words is an abstract time piece. Snow Words takes shape in columns of alternation – LED lights power the light bars that are symbolic code for forensic research, investigative tracts, relentless pursuit. The illumination has different speeds, gapped along vertical aluminium bars, also fattening and thinning within individual bar enclosures. Programmed by computer, the bars of light become an endless invention of form and substance, like snow crystals which take infinite shapes.
Located in the lobby of the Crime Detection Laboratory, Snow Words is suspended between a glazed skylight and the mirrored floor that it reflects into. Measuring 9m high, when viewed from above the tower of light looks as though it is emerging from infinity.