The Buckyball art installation in Madison Square Park has been extended through February 15th, so there is still time to enjoy it, or come by to see it if you haven’t already done so. It’s a full-on light show right here in the park.
The 30-foot tall light structure by artist Leo Villareal is in the shape of a ‘buckyball’, which is a spherical fullerene molecule with the formula C60. There are two buckyballs (one inside the other) which can display different colorsproduced from 180 LED tubes each. Each tube can generate multiple different colors in patterns programmed by the artist. Buckyball will be on display through February 2013.
The sculpture is part of the Madison Square Conservancy’s groundbreaking Madison Square Art public art program. Each season you will find thought-provoking sculptures, structures, video and audio art throughout the park by the most prominent artists in the world including Antony Gormley, Jim Campbell, Richard Deacon, Tadashi Kawamata, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, William Wegman, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Jaume Plensa, and Sol LeWitt.