Luminescence: A moment of attraction is a 750 foot long public art installation created to float in the Arizona Canal in Scottsdale, Arizona. The artwork will open to the public at the Canal Convergence Spring Equinox event in March and will be free and accessible until late May 2013.
Rising from the canal floor, hundreds of phosphorescent bubbles float along the sides of the canal, mimicking seaweed. In daylight, the transparent, reflective bubbles create an illusion on the surface of the canal while they absorb the energy of the Arizona sun. As the sun sets, the bubbles take on a surprising new life as they begin to glow subtly, evoking a sense of whimsy and magic.
This curious phosphorescence draws visitors to the sides of the canal while simultaneously enticing the canal residence, the fish, to gather in a fusion of attraction.
Funded by Awesome Without Borders (March 2013)