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This outdoor public sculpture is a translucent torus inside which a steel skeleton may be seen both day and night. During the day, the sculpture gathers energy from the sun and stores it in a battery. At night, the energy stored from the sun is used to activate intensely colored LEDs inside the sculpture. Every night of the week has a distinct pattern of colored lights that move slowly inside the sculpture. Frosted acrylic panels make the entire sculpture glow brightly. One of the bolt heads is a secret button that allows passers-by to change the colors by touching it. The secret spreads virally throughout the population and gives people something to show each other.
6' x 1.5' x 7'
steel, acrylic, LEDs, electronics, secret button
Tucson Pima Arts Council