Monday, June 11, 2018

Hayes Valley SQUARED

A new sculpture has recently appeared on Patricia's Green in Hayes Valley for a year-long visit.

SQUARED is a 50-foot LED sculpture by Charles Gadeken with 768 white square cubes containing programmable lighting.

The sculpture had its debut in the desert at Burning Man in 2014...

...and then visited the Coachella Music and Arts Festival along with Norfolk, Virginia before making its way back to my hipster neighborhood.

Last Friday evening the artist was in attendance and he had set up an interactive slider where anyone could program the lighting scheme, which made for some monochromatic visuals for beginners.

However, with Gadeken's patient tutoring, a young woman managed to pull off the multi-colored masterpiece above. The sculpture will be in the neighborhood for an entire year and it's a wonderful addition.

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