BRILLIANCE

Location

Palo Alto, CA

Year

2014

Dimensions

5' x 5' x 5' 
6 sculptures total

Media

laser cut stainless steel, LED lighting, electronics

Client

City of Palo Alto

A family of six forms stand in the landscape surrounding the Palo Alto Main Library. Each human-scale anthropomorphic body evolves in complexity from the last, starting and ending with the same simple sphere. The forms are built from a series of stainless-steel strips, each strip joined incompletely but inseparably to the next. Phrases in many languages solicited from the local community are represented within the strips. At night, colorful internal lights project intense shadows of the geometry and symbology onto the environment and the viewers, enveloping them as extensions of a single greater community and blurring the line between artwork and environment.