Whirling Dervish, transcends at night

Looking East there is fill light from the sunset and the LED lights.
Looking East shows the back light from the sunset and the LED lights.

Check out the lights in Longmont that are in the Whirling Dervish Transcendence sculpture located at 5th and Main Street. They are timed to go on at 6:30 pm and as of now they last about an hour do to the shade on the solar panel.

This sculpture is in response to an experience in Paris where I enjoyed seeing a Whirling Dervish, a member of a Muslim (specifically Sufi) religious order who has taken vows of poverty and austerity. Dervishes first appeared in the 12th century; they were noted for their wild or ecstatic rituals and were known as dancing, whirling, or howling dervishes according to the practice of their order. I was memorized and envisioned the dancer combusting into flame and ascending in to heaven.

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