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.
If you manged to spot #GlobalRainbow in the Barking and Dagenham skies last week we'd really like to hear your thoughts. We've a short survey for you to fill out here https://bit.ly/2PLlAvJ
How spectacular was this rainbow over Edinburgh!🌈 Part of this year’s Burns & Beyond festival, this #GlobalRainbow celebrated the work of our NHS Staff and key workers and spread love, hope & kindness to the rest of the world 🏴
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Did you see #GlobalRainbow last weekend? If you can spare us a few minutes we'd really like to hear what you think using this survey link https://bit.ly/2PLlAvJ