Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Electric Fountain

Electric Fountain by Tim Noble and Sue Webster exhibited at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City in February 2008. The sculpture is made from steal, neon tubing and 3,390 LED bulbs. I chose this sculpture because I think their use of lighting to mimic the movement of water is very interesting. While it is not as obvious in the pictures, when looking at videos of the Electric Fountain the bulbs alternate to give the impression of flowing water. After doing more research, I found the many believe Noble and Webster created the fountain based on references from signs seen throughout Las Vegas and New York City as well as historical fountains. The electric fountain is a contemporary twist on an old form of public art.

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