Three 6 ft. high Medusas [jellyfish] with color changing LEDs hang as a mobile in the foyer of the Lyceum Theater, Horton Plaza, downtown San Diego. Occupying an opening of 1000 sq. ft. and hanging between the ground and basement floors, they can be seen from above and below. Because of air currents created when the space is busily occupied, the Medusas drift slowly in relation to each other.
Originally this was a part of a binational exhibit bringing together artists from the San Diego and Tijuana areas in conjunction with a play, "The Tortilla Curtain." Due to the positive comments from the public during the run of the play and the exhibit, the management of the combined theatre and gallery space asked to keep them.
We (Paper Sun Lightsculpture) were invited to contribute to a binational (US/Mexico) art show. After viewing the space - which included a unique opening between the ground floor and the basement where the theatre is, we decided to create a mobile that could be viewed from both above and below. The collaboration was mostly in the installation process.
Our lightsculptures are appreciated for their organic quality and the serenity they inspire in the viewer. Adding color changing LED technology and a mobile arrangement make them an even more interesting place for the eye to rest.
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