3,000 balls afloat on Los An­ge­les lake

The China Post - - ARTS -

The sur­face of a Los An­ge­les lake is fill­ing up with thou­sands of col­or­ful, float­ing balls as part of a large-scale public art in­stal­la­tion.

Vol­un­teers are spend­ing the week­end launch­ing about 3,000 beach- ball like orbs into an 3.2-hectare lake at MacArthur Park.

The pro­ject is con­ceived by broth­ers Ed and Bernie Massey, whose Por­traits of Hope or­ga­ni­za­tion re­painted New York City taxis, planes and life­guard tow­ers with bold, candy-col­ored pat­terns.

For the month­long “Spheres of MacArthur Park” ex­hibit, thou­sands of vol­un­teers painted the vinyl balls, are 120 to 180 cen­time­ters in di­am­e­ter and cov­ered in bright flo­ral and fish pat­terns.

The Masseys say the in­stal­la­tion should be ready for public view­ing on Mon­day.

Af­ter the ex­hibit closes, the spheres will be do­nated to schools, hos­pi­tals and other or­ga­ni­za­tions.


Chil­dren play lakeside as spheres are low­ered into Los An­ge­les’ MacArthur Park Lake as part of a public art in­stal­la­tion by Por­traits of Hope on Satur­day, Aug. 22.

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