August 18, 2015

The Spheres at MacArthur Park

Today I worked with Portraits of Hope at MacArthur Park to help create a massive public art project. The Spheres at MacArthur Park is a massive floating artwork on the lake. Huge floating spheres from 4 to 6 feet in diameter were handprinted by school children and volunteers. 
I was there to help with the installation.

First, I offloaded the spheres, dumped two bottles of water into each to give them a little weight and then inflated them. Once inflated, I helped create weights from river rocks. These were attached to the spheres and they were towed by canoe out onto the lake.

The project was designed by artists Bernie and Ed Massey. It is absolutely gorgeous to see it come together. If you live in the Los Angeles area, please make a trip out to see it. The spheres will be in place through September.

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