Being called the “world’s largest LED light sculpture,” the new Bay Bridge light display has turned the Golden Gate Bridge’s older sister into a massive work of art.
For the project, chairman of the nonprofit group Illuminate the Arts, Ben Davis, enlisted the help of artist Leo Villareal, who is known for his large-scale light structures.
While many agree “The Bay Lights” are beautiful, others wonder whether the millions it cost could have been better spent.
It should be noted that the estimated $8 million needed for the project are being raised through private donations. Currently, about $6 million has been raised.
Davis told the Los Angeles Times, “I think it’s what art does well: It reminds us of what’s already there,” he said. “When a community comes together for a shared belief, anything is possible.”
The project, which involved about 25,00 LED lights, was “turned on"on Tuesday and Villareal has a two-year permit to operate the art installation.