Friday, April 23, 2021

Blumen Lumen interactive art installation opens at Downtown Silver Spring (Video+Photos)

"Blumen Lumen," a 25-foot-tall interactive art installation at the corner of Georgia Avenue and Colesville Road at Downtown Silver Spring has made its official debut. Its movements and colors are influenced by the weather, the time of day, and even by the voices of people around it on the ground. The lighted, kinetic origami sculpture was created by internationally-renowned art collective FoldHaus.

Already, the installation is turning heads of shoppers, diners, drivers and pedestrians. "It’s uplifting —something that we think everyone can use right now," Peterson Cos. President of Retail Paul Weinschenk said yesterday. Along with partner Foulger-Pratt, Peterson Cos. is spending $10 million to revitalize its already-popular Downtown Silver Spring development. 

Peterson has also created a charitable tie-in to celebrate Blumen Lumen's debut. Purchase a Bouquet of Gratitude on the Downtown Silver Spring website, and $25 will go to Adventist HealthCare White Oak Medical Center Foundation in recognition of the efforts of frontline medical personnel over the last year.

1 comment:

  1. Couldn't they turn them off at 11? They are really bright as I am trying to fall asleep.