Together Apart

Spring Installation 2020

Together Apart is a New York Times featured lighting installation that was created to provide inspiration during the Coronavirus Pandemic.

 

"Matt Carino, a lighting design student, put up this display at his home in Montclair, N.J. “I wanted to send a simple, strong and positive message to the community,” he said."

"...Matt Carino, a senior studying lighting design at Pace University in New York, took advantage of being back at home in Montclair, N.J., and put his skills to use constructing a lighted “Together Apart” display in cursive lettering in front of his family’s house. Mr. Carino, known in the community for his annual Christmas display, Lights on Myrtle, used rope lights and other materials he already had on hand to make the sign, which stands amid a constellation of colorful blinking lights in the trees.

“I wanted to send a simple, strong and positive message to the community,” Mr. Carino said. “This pandemic is really hitting people hard, from having to work remotely, schools being canceled, and businesses being closed or limited...”"

-The New York Times

By Blane Bachelo