Bridge of the Rainbow
By placing Bridge of the Rainbow firmly in Amsterdam’s cityscape, Gilbert Moity makes an elusive natural phenomenon, tangible. The French artist and light designer creates an illusion of a gate by connecting two banks with his artwork.
The artwork symbolizes the open-mindedness and diversity that are typical of Amsterdam’s community. The color range in rainbows often represents the LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, queer, intersex, asexual) scene. Amsterdam is known for being a pioneer in supporting this community that has faced many challenges and struggles, being one of the most open cities of the world.