Hello, I am Yvette Mattern, the artist who created the Global Rainbow.
The Global Rainbow is a monumental public laser light installation.
In 2007 I was inspired by seeing an unusual and stunning rainbow in a beautiful spot at ‘Walden Pond’ in Massachusetts.
In 2008 I discovered laser technology as a way to actualize my vision of creating a Rainbow lightwork equaling the grand scale of a natural rainbow. The artwork debuted in 2009 on Martin Luther King day at Ground Zero and the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City.
The artwork continues to be exhibited as a temporary installation in the USA, UK, Europe and South America. Global Rainbow aims to connect all demographics in a beautifully engaging public art experience. The Global Rainbow is a visual translation of hope and peace.
The presentation in Kobe is a gesture of appreciation to the medical professionals around the globe in their tireless fight against the Covid Global Pandemic.
The Global Rainbow will debut it’s first presentation in Japan in the beautiful city of Kobe as a light of hope and positivity to the Kobe citizens who are exhausted by the fear of infectious disease.
Kobe has overcome tragic circumstances especially from the Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake, rising from the ashes, stronger and more vibrant restoring the city with resilience, love and strength.
I hope Global Rainbow encourage hope and peace in Kobe during these difficult and challenging times. Because of COVID restrictions I am not able to travel to Kobe, but I send love and hope you enjoy the presentation.
Feels like we all need a bit of hope right now, like that living in these words by @MrCaseyBailey set to pics taken by residents all over #Birmingham over #NewYear 🌈 #GlobalStreets #BrumRainbow @brumhippodrome @festivaldotorg 🌈 #GlobalRainbow @ymattern
We are proud to present "Slice of Sunshine", a message of hope as we go forward into 2021 by Birmingham's Poet Laureate @MrCaseyBailey.
Featuring photos of @GlobalRainbow's #BrumRainbow taken by residents of Birmingham and the Black Country #GlobalRainbow 🌈