Harlequinade - Astronomer

DESCRIPTION

The artist team East Los Streetscapers, under the leadership of Wayne Healy, designed eight Harlequinade sculptures to decorate 25 light poles found throughout Pasadena's Playhouse District. The artist designed each steel wrap with a unique design referencing the brightly-colored diamond shapes of the Harlequin character often found in theater. While these diamond cut-outs represent the comedic character's brightly-adorned costume and mask, the vertical edges of the exterior octagonal cylinder surrounding the light pole symbolize the drape-like movement of the stage curtain. Solar powered lighting illuminates the colorful wraps and beams of light shine through the diamond shapes, adding a glowing element to the Playhouse District at night. Not too long ago, the 100' mirror in the Mt. Wilson telescope was the largest in the world. The universe was more accurately defined by such resident astronomers and cosmologists as Edwin Hubble and Albert Einstein.

ART MEDIUM
Sculpture
ARTIST
Wayne Healy
DIMENSIONS
3'6"x10' wrap, 3"x9" mounting bracket
LOCATION

615 E WALNUT ST

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