Wandering Stars

Wandering Stars
View of Wandering Stars at the west bound stop of Tucson's Modern Streetcar.
Wandering Stars
The piece is composed of a colorful swarm of star elements.
Wandering Stars
Riders on the Streetcar can use and interactive button to change the sculpture's colors.
Wandering Stars
Each triangle is influenced by those adjoining it, creating a vibrant 'flow' of color and light patterns.
Wandering Stars
The 'flock' of triangular forms are frozen in motion.
Wandering Stars
View of Wandering Stars at the east bound stop.
  • In →
  • Acrylic,
  • Interactive,
  • LED,
  • Outdoor,
  • Steel,
  • Transit

Wandering Stars is a colorful, chaotic ‘swarm’ of elements that invite interactivity and celebration at one of the Modern Streetcar stops in Tucson. The piece is composed of two bands of stars flanking on the east and west sides of the streetcar stop. A ‘flock’ of triangular forms are frozen in motion and work together through touch sensitive design components. Each triangle is influenced by those adjoining it, creating a vibrant ‘flow’ of color and light patterns throughout the work.




Status:
completed, 2014

Dimensions:
West Bound Stop: 11'8"x7'3"x17'5" East Bound Stop: 31'2"x12'6"x17'10"

Materials:
steel, acrylic, LED's, electronics, touch sensor

Location:
Tucson, AZ

Commissioning Agency:
Tucson Pima Arts Council

Artist:
Joe O'Connell and Blessing Hancock