The Tent, Donald Lipski, 2008
SERVICES PROVIDED: Design coordination, Materials research, Budget management, Engineering coordination and oversight, Fabricator bid process, Fabrication oversight, Lighting design development, Shipping, Installation services, Scheduling, Project close-out.
The Tent was commissioned by the Indy 500 Festival (watch their Parade!) as a gift to the city, commemorating their 50th anniversary. This wind activated tower has nearly 500 hinged "flags", polished stainless steel on the inside, an array of colors on the outside. The movement of the wind becomes visible as the panels move, the colors flickering in the sun. At night, interior up-lights cause pixilation as the panels alternately are lit and go dark. The work measures 43' x 16' x 10' and is constructed of stainless steel.
Text and images from Donald Lipski: donaldlipski.net.