Colorado Springs, CO
William “Buck” Walsky, an Anchorage, Alaska-based, Colorado Springs-native artist, originally designed the immersive outdoor installation Beach Front for the notorious annual Burning Man festival, a multi-day extravaganza of music and art held in the heart of the Nevada desert. Utilizing found bicycle wheels, structural steel, and LED lights, Walsky’s massive installation responds to movements of the air, and gives the viewer a sensation of being in an underwater wonderland populated by electric jellyfish. By transferring the horizontal movement of wind to the perpendicular plane of the light canopy the wind becomes visible in a unique way and the fluid properties of the wind are illustrated.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.