Monday, March 30, 2009

Multiverse Light Sculpture

National Gallery of Art Concourse
Constitution Avenue & 4th Street

Multiverse, the largest and most complex light sculpture created by American artist Leo Villareal, may be seen and experienced by visitors as they pass through the Concourse walkway between the East and West Buildings of the National Gallery of Art. Commissioned by the Gallery and on view until November 2009, the work features approximately 41,000 computer-programmed LED (light-emitting diode) nodes that run through channels along the entire 200-foot-long space. The development of this LED project began in 2005, and installation began in September, 2008.

Click on the following link to watch a short video in which Leo Villareal talks about designing his largest installation to date: Multiverse, at the National Gallery of art.