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Firmament by Christopher Schardt (Houston, Texas)

November 22, 2016 - January 8, 2017

Installation opens November 22, 2016 to January 8, 2017
Illuminated from dusk to 11 pm

Discovery Green® captivates downtown visitors this winter with Firmament, a vibrant canopy of LED lights by acclaimed Burning Man artist Christopher Schardt. Firmament enlivens the Sarofim Picnic Lawn from November 22 through January 8, 2017!

Firmament is a 52-foot wide, canopy of 21,600 LED lights, suspended from a 42-foot high aluminum tower. The tower is elevated on six legs forming huge equilateral triangles with the ground. At its pinnacle, a 21” diameter LED ball serves as a beacon and will be visible from long distances.

Visitors can gather under the structure as the LED lights display celestial, playful, psychedelic and brightly abstract images. A continually changing musical element engages visitors’ senses creating an enveloping, comforting, communal environment below.

Discovery Green will seek input from Houston musicians and the community to determine musical selections, make sure to check back for the full line up!


November 22, 2016
January 8, 2017
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