BEACON, 2020-21 is a 12-foot-tall steel, interactive LED public art sculpture inspired by the pioneer American inventor and electrical engineer Lewis H. Latimer and his 1881 patent drawing for the electric lamp, and his 1882 patent for the manufacturing of carbon filament in the incandescent bulb.

BEACON is made possible by the unique collaboration between artist Shervone Neckles, youth empowerment organization Beam Center, and the Lewis Latimer House Museum. Since 2021 BEACON has traveled from the Lewis Latimer House Museum (Flushing, NY) to Albee Square Plaza (Downtown Brooklyn, NY), and most recently the Museum of Science (Boston, MA). Learn more about BEACON and where it travels next here: