“Alchemy Tunnel” an Installation by Laurie Shapiro

about this event

ALCHEMY TUNNEL is an inviting and transformative art installation that opened at Radiant Space on October 5th, 2019.  Similar to repeating mantras in meditation, Laurie Shapiro uses repetitive imagery from her imagination and nature to create this cohesive and fully immersive experience.  

A mini bazaar will house limited edition prints, handmade goods by the artist, and behind-the-scenes documentation for all of your holiday shopping needs!  Hollywood screenwriter, director, and photographer Pen Densham documented Shapiro’s creative journey and believes it is “An enveloping experience that touches the unconscious. It is almost like stepping into a living dream.” (Photograph by Pen Densham)

Come hang out in the installation, meditate and gain inspiration. 

Guests must take off their shoes to enter, or put on shoe protectors. No high heels inside. 

The entrance fee will be waived for purchases made for more than $20.00 inside the installation at the time of your visit. 

Shapiro – a Jewish female artist, conceptualized this sukkot-like rainbow-colored installation at the start of 2019 and has been working on it all year.   “Creating artwork is meditative and healing for me; I hope people give themselves the space to find peace and clarity inside of this work,” says Shapiro of her intentions.  

The main components of this installation are six “rainbow panels” which wrap from one wall, over the ceiling, to the other wall, forming a tunnel.  Each panel is a different main color (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple) and connects as a single piece.  Shapiro’s process involves screen printing drawn images, sewing, and layers of water-based paints. Lighting in this installation is sponsored by LIFX – wifi linked, color-changing bulbs which enable the landscape of ALCHEMY TUNNEL to change over seconds.