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Status:
currently commissioned

Dimensions:
5' x 5' x 5' typical - six total

Materials:
stainless steel, LEDs, electronics, touch sensor

Location:
Palo Alto, CA

Commissioning Agency:
City of Palo Alto

A family of six sculptures placed throughout the plaza between the Palo Alto Main Library and Arts Center. The evolving series increases in complexity and expresses growth through a sequence.  The sculptures are made up of multi-lingual phrases collected from the community, cut out of steel and welded together in three-dimensional lantern-like forms.

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Brilliance
The six sculptures reward close scrutiny over many visits as people follow the phrases that cover their surfaces.
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Point source lighting casts clear shadows to activate the space around the sculptures.
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Phrases collected from the community are arranged so they are sculptural in their direction, repetition, and varied paths.
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The sculptures are interesting both inside and out.
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The evolving relationship between the sculptures invites people to move through the space to explore the entire family.
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The sculptures work individually and as a family with six members.
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Visitors choose the colors of the sculptures by touching interactive controls.
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Intense LED lighting activates a large space around the sculptures but is directed downward so it doesn't annoy.
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The sculptures are very different day and night.