Leo Villareal
United States, b. 1967

I had this moment where I connected software and light and space. My first light sculpture was created at Burning Man—a communal gathering spot, a digital campfire that brings people together. That idea is firmly rooted in my work.

Leo Villareal, in “Leo Villareal Interview for Wonder,” Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, filmed 2015, video, 1:38 minutes, available at youtube.com/watch?v=cfj_E8r-vCk.