Bay Bridge Light Sculpture Will Commemorate 75 Years
Next year marks the 75th anniversary of the opening of the Bay Bridge. And Bridge officials have commissioned a sculpture -- in light -- to mark the occasion.
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Artist Leo Villareal is in charge of installing about 25,000 LED lightbulbs on the cables on the north side of the bridge's suspension span.
Villareal is a New Yorker now, but he began making light sculptures while working as a researcher in a computer lab in Palo Alto in the early nineties. His made his first light sculpture to mark his tent at the annual Burning Man festival in the Black Rock Desert.
- Leo Villareal: artist in charge of the Bay Area light sculpture.