The Ghosts - Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Lightscape - The Ghosts

The Ghosts

Created by Studio Vertigo
Bluebell Wood

The crane is a mystical creature in Japanese culture, a symbol of hope and healing. A faithful representation of origami cranes, The Ghosts are built from folded recycled polypropylene. LEDs illuminate the entire body of the cranes from within, acting as glowing lanterns.

Studio Vertigo is a collaboration between Lucy McDonnell and Stephen Newby, who work internationally to create light installations and sculpture.

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The Ghosts by Studio Vertigo. Photo by Liz Ligon.

Next Installation: Fire Garden


Installation Map

Over a million dazzling lights animate the enchanting trail of installations for the Garden’s after-dark, illuminated spectacular Lightscape.

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A yellow line indicates a route looping into the Garden from the Visitor Center and out at Eastern Parkway. Along the route are stars and icons showing locations of installations, food & drink, and bathrooms.
Image, top of page: Photo by Liz Ligon.