Liquid Shard

Civic Art / Featured / Public Art

  • Client: City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks
  • Location: Pershing Square, Downtown Los Angeles, CA
  • Artist: Patrick Shearn
The Challenge

Activating Downtown Los Angeles’ oft-neglected Pershing Square and make it into a recognized art destination.

The Solution

Create a site-specific piece that is equally arresting whether viewed from the ground or from the surrounding offices. Attaching the piece in such a way that it reflects subtle shifts in the undulating wind, we hope to encourage viewers to slow down and observe, while enjoying Downtown’s central square.

The Result

A large-scale sculpture made from holographic mylar and monofilament installed across Pershing Square. This piece, spanning more than 15,000 square feet, received international recognition and over one million likes on Facebook.