3,000 balls afloat on Los Angeles lake
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.