Range Light Borden-Carleton PEI 2010 – Kim Morgan

Winner of the 2012 Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award

Creator: Kim Morgan

Nominator: Jan Peacock

Seconders: Matthew Reichert, Dr. David Clark

Range Light Borden-Carleton PEI 2010 breaks new ground by uniting Maritime imagery, history and change. A range light is one of a pair of beacons that align vertically when a ship keeps to a proper course. Its mate was destroyed years ago. The remaining structure, just east of the Confederation Bridge at Borden-Carleton, served as a model and a mold. As with light houses in Nova Scotia it has become obsolete. But it has been preserved in a virtual sense, by encasing it in liquid latex, a month long process that when removed produced a kind of three dimensional life size print of a moment in time and space.  Illuminated from within, glowing like a giant sea creature it was exhibited at the Mount St. Vincent Art Gallery in October of 2010. On May 26, 2012, it opened at MASS MoCA, the largest contemporary art centre in the US at a continuing exhibition called Oh Canada.

Jury comments: “Range Light is monumental and magical.” “Range Light, past, present and future in an evocative new skin.” The Range Light is a moving statement about the fragility of life.  Breathtaking and mysterious.” ”Range Light is monumental and magical.”