Monday, February 4, 2013

Bay Lights.

I hope everyone had a great weekend! It seems the grey and overcast weather here in SF this moring is reflecting everyones emotions of the Superbowl game final score. On a brighter note...
{The Bay Lights}
The world largest light sculpture, The Bay Lights, will be here in the San Fracisco Bay premiering on March 5th. I must have seen a sneak preview just a few nights ago when I spotted the 1.8 mile long span of illumination across the bay. The Bay Lights is a celebration of the Bay Bridge's 75th birthday and will shine from dusk until midnight for two years. Ben Davis is the man behind the bright idea which was inspired by his experiences at Burning Man festivals through the years. Given a bridge as his canvas and light as his medium, internationally renouned artist Leo Villareal executed Davis' vision with 25,000 individual LED white lights and many, many zip ties.  The installation took place late at night to keep from interfering with the many passengers who travel this bridge daily and do not worry the lights face outward so as not to be of safety concern for those driving. Villareal acknowledged, “You won’t have to be schooled in the history of art to appreciate and like it.” He wanted to make it “something that people can really have a connection with in the same way that they have a connection with clouds, or the sunset.” I am not sure how one can try to compete with California sunsets, but I can confidently say that the Bay Bridge make-over will be stealing a bit of spot light from its overpowering sister, the Golden Gate. 

Lots kicking off this week and I am excited to get off to a running start - BUT first, COFFEEEE.
Have a good week!

-b.

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