Illuminated Waterlilies

Submitted by Libbie Masterson

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Client: Hermann Park

Location: Houston, TX, United States

Completion date: 2013

Artwork budget: $15,000

Project Team

Artist

Libbie Masterson

Client

Hermann Park

Overview

This was a temporary installation in the Reflection Pool at Hermann Park, Houston. Roughly 100 waterliles, each about 4 feet in diameter, made from white fabric, and lit with solar powered LED lights, were floating in the pool for 3 weeks, to coincide with the Japanese festival taking place in April.

Goals

This was a proposed piece, not a commission. We used a Kickstarter campaign and had a generous number of volunteers to construct the liles from fabric, wire, and hot glue (all approved by the park of course!) It was so exciting. It was installed in the park during the Japanese festival, and result was wonderful. People came up in the park and wanted to participate, and this level of community involvement was very exciting!