The Crystal Spire

The Crystal Spire is a 40’ tall, 46’ diameter sculpture with 16 LED panels hanging in the shape of an alpine peak. The panels are held up by a central pole and anchored at 12 concrete benches arranged in a circle. They provide shade in the day and a dazzling, interactive light show at night.

The light show includes photographic and video images from nature – waterfalls, clouds, fire, and Hubble photographs. It also includes computer-generated abstractions. Simple mechanical controls allow visitors to modify the show. The show can also be modified by other artists and programmers, perhaps making use of live data parameters from the Internet, perhaps customizing it for special days, like the front page. An open software architecture allows the show to evolve for years to come.