Tuesday, March 25, 2008


On display at the Rockefeller Center is a light sculpture called ELECTRIC FOUNTAIN by the acclaimed British artists TIM NOBLE and SUE WEBSTER. I made these images of the artwork last March 22nd at the Plaza at Rockefeller Center. This monumental 3-D outdoor LED-generated light sculpture, installed where the Christmas tree stands during Christmastime, is 35 feet (10.72 meters) high and 30 feet (10.6 meters) in diameter. The sculpture is made from 3,390 light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs and 527 meters of neon tubing. The design replicates the movement of water fountain: streaming, pooling, splashing and flowing, creating a hypnotic experience for viewers. Electric Fountain represents Noble and Webster's modern take on the world's oldest form of public art, the fountain, simultaneously referencing iconic pop culture symbols, such as marquee signs in Las Vegas and Times Square, and historical fountains. 
Viewing is better in the evening hours for obvious reasons. The art installation will be on display until April 5. 

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