Bill Wainwright


Bill Wainwright’s Racing Sculpture
Geoffrey Koetsch photo


Bill was a Cambridge treasure. He worked with Bucky Fuller at MIT, studying and then designing geodesic domes, and taught architecture at Harvard, until he quit, grew a beard, and became an artist, producing public art works throughout the U.S. and in Canada.

He contributed to public art in Cambridge with two well-known works. His “Lights at the End of the Tunnel” mobile for many years animated the Porter Square T Station, while his kinetic “Never Green Tree” sculpture still scintillates near the Cambridgeside Galleria.

800px-William_Wainright_-_The_Lights_at_the_End_of_theTunnel Never Green Tree
Lights at the End of the Tunnel               Never Green Tree

Bill and his artist wife Clara, who founded First Night, are celebrated in a WBUR special, Visionaries: Creative Power Couple Bill and Clara Wainwright.

Bill died in the summer of 2012 at the age of 87.