A fantastic public art display exploring the potential of LED lighting has been commissioned at Texas State University in San Marcos, USA. The work, titled ‘Fish Bellies’, by JBPublichart takes its inspiration from the ecological and biological diversity of the San Marcos river. Designed to be fully interactive, the display mirrors the community and progression of students, lecturers and staff.
Combining acrylics, steel and glorious LED lighting, the piece comes alive at night to create a fantastic display. The designers invite audiences to climb over and onto the structures, gradually discovering the touch-sensitive controllers which are positioned in each belly. With these devices, participants can alter the saturation levels and colours of the lighting creating their own unique display. Beautiful and transfixing.
Robert Monk July 30th, 2013
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