Final week, artist Olafur Eliasson (previously) unveiled an enormous, wave-like paintings that mimics the rippled surfaces of the Chicago River and Lake Michigan. Comprised of 1,963 curved tiles, “Atmospheric wave wall” sits between the 2 our bodies of water at Willis Tower and shifts in look based mostly on the daylight, time of yr, and place of the viewer. It’s the Danish-Icelandic artist’s first public mission, which was curated by CNL Projects and commissioned by EQ Office, in Chicago.
Speckled with orange items, the blue-and-green motif is constructed with powder-coated metal and based mostly on Penrose tiling, a design with fivefold symmetry, which fills the undulating border. At evening, a lightweight shines via the street-side work, emitting a glow via the tile seams and additional altering the looks of the textured facade. Eliasson says concerning the work:
Impressed by the unpredictable climate that I witnessed stirring up the floor of Lake Michigan, ‘Atmospheric wave wall’ seems to alter in line with your place and to the time of day and yr. What we see will depend on our viewpoint: understanding this is a crucial step towards realizing that we will change actuality.
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