Monday, April 5, 2021

25' luminous kinetic art installation coming to Downtown Silver Spring (Photos)

Downtown Silver Spring is about to add one of the most unique - if not the most unique - displays of art in Montgomery County. By height alone, at 25' tall, it will stand out at the corner of heavily-traveled Georgia Avenue and Colesville Road. But the FoldHaus-designed piece will also light up spectacularly, and those lights will be animated - as will be the flowers themselves.

Luminescent, animated "flowers" under
construction at artists' workshop

The movements of the flowers will be governed by the weather. Official, real-time weather data from the National Weather Service will determine whether the flower petals are open or closed. This adds a hometown element to the installation, as the NWS is headquartered in downtown Silver Spring. The installation, just one part of a multimillion dollar renovation of the Peterson Cos. property, will officially open to the public on April 15, 2021.

Photos courtesy Peterson Cos.

1 comment:

  1. WOW! this will be incredible and a nice addition to Silver Spring, removing that ugly DOWNTOWN SILVER SPRING sign at that location.