Saturday, March 7, 2009

New art installation at Richmond Beach Park: Reflex Solaris

The renovations to Richmond Beach Saltwater Park are complete! There will be a dedication ceremony on Saturday, March 21st at 1pm.

There's also a new art installation in the park. Here is some information about that, from the City's website:

The 1% for the Arts program is funding installation of Reflex Solaris, a public art piece by Laura Haddad and Tom Drugan. It includes an interactive concrete and steel sundial in the central activity area and five steel reflectors that will cast images of the surrounding environment. Standing on the sundial at designated spots, one can look east at the hillside to see the steel reflectors along true north, winter and summer solstice and fall and spring equinox lines.

A few photos of Reflex Solaris:

The sundial base, seen from afar

From up close, it looks like a giant Reese's Peanut Butter Cup

On top, it shows you where to stand at various times of the year

This is one of the reflectors (still covered up) that are scattered about the park

Link to more information at the City's website

Link to more photos of Richmond Beach Saltwater Park

Link to all posts about public art in Shoreline

1 comment:

  1. Aha! I was at the park yesterday, came across one of the reflectors and was absolutely befuddled about what it was! Thanks for the info!

    I made a little video about my visit too, if you care to take a look it is here