Dancing in the air above Pershing Square is August's MUST-SEE public artwork
"Liquid Shard" is at its best with the kick-up of late afternoon breezes that lift and ripple the entire suspended sheet almost 150 feet. The effect is incredible - huge waves roll up from the west to the highest point and twist the mylar sheet into the shape of an undulating dragon.
L.A. Recreation and Parks teamed up with Now Art LA and Patrick Shearn from Poetic Kinetics to create a unique kinetic work for Pershing Square. Working with international architecture students from the Architectural Association Visiting School/Los Angeles, 3-D computer simulations were generated to design the 15,000 square foot sheet of thousands of holographic mylar strips attached to a mesh of high-tech fiber rope. The sheet is suspended with bungee cords from the Pershing Square clock tower and palm trees.
BEST VIEWING TIME FOR EFFECTS OF LIGHT AND WIND:
5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
DURATION OF INSTALLATION:
the temporary installation began on July 27 and was scheduled to end August 11, which may be extended due to huge popularity.