Life Electric was inaugurated on October 2, 2015
"It is my hope this work will give the people of Como a new public space and expand the architectural language of the city," adds Libeskind. Situated on a jetty off the shores of the Lake, the monument is locally crafted in stainless steel, polished to a mirror-finish to reflect the surrounding landscape. Both robust and ephemeral , the sculpture sits upon a stone pedestal fitted with a water feature to give the illusion that the work is floating, as well as rotunda seating that creates a new public space on the lake. The form reaches both up towards the sky and arches down to the water, representing the two poles of energy—a nod to Volta’s invention of the battery. The sculpture will allow for unique perspectives as the natural landscape and sunlight reflect in the dynamic form, which by night becomes an illuminated beacon.