Instagram recently featured an image of Anne Patterson’s installation at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, garnering a staggering number of followers.
Seeing the Voice: State of Grace, was completed during her year as Artist-in-Residence at Grace Cathedral. State of Grace was made with 20 miles of silk ribbons suspended from the cathedral’s arched ceiling. In bright colors of green, red and blue, the ribbons reflected projected light. Inspired by music, the work was accompanied by a performance by Sympho which combined musical ensembles and imagery projections. The ribbon installation proved so popular that it was extended for 6 months to allow for many more visitors to bathe in its transformative warmth. To date the installation has attracted over 390,000 “likes” on Instagram–testament to the wonder and popularity of Patterson’s work.