NOW CLOSED: Enchanted Promenade by TILT
22, 2016 –February 23, 2017
Illuminated from dusk to 11 pm daily
Enchanted Promenade opened from November 22, 2016 to February 23, 2017
Illuminated from Dusk to 11 pm daily*
Discovery Green® captivated downtown visitors this winter with Enchanted Promenade, ten colorful, giant peony bouquets by TILT, a French light and art design studio. Enchanted Promenade was set along the majestic Brown Promenade from November 22, 2016 to February 23, 2017!
Enchanted Promenade comes to life through color-changing LED lighting. At night, the stamens grow brighter with a blazing red light that emanates through its petals and scatters warm light throughout. Below the soaring stems of the plant, diffused lighting subtly enhances an inviting seating area for visitors to lounge and enjoy the view.
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ABOUT THE ARTIST
TILT is a French artistic studio whose work focuses on the exploration of light and its interplay with art, architecture and space. They aim to provide unexpected and enchanting experiences by altering scale and engaging the environment in unique and unusual ways. TILT has designed light art installations throughout Europe and Asia. Enchanted Promenade marks their first presentation in the United States.
“This surprising winter light installation along The Brown Foundation Promenade of Discovery Green invites the passers-by to immerse themselves in a stunningly beautiful and memorable spectacle and creates a dreamlike and surreal world blended by poetry and the joy of living,” said Francois Fouilhe, artistic director of TILT.
ART AT DISCOVERY GREEN
Also debuting this winter is Firmament, a vibrant canopy of LED lights by acclaimed Burning Man artist Christopher Schardt. An initiative of Discovery Green’s thoughtful and engaging interactive programming, this winter’s installations promise to capture the imagination of Houstonians, tourists and park-goers. This will be Schardt’s Texas debut and TILT’s debut in the United States
The installations mark the third year of artwork selected by the Conservancy’s Public Art Committee, chaired by Judy Nyquist and comprised of community experts dedicated to bringing original and inspiring art to Discovery Green. Art programming is funded in part by a grant from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance. Firmament and Enchanted Promenade further the park’s commitment to connecting the community through art.
Discovery Green visitors can also enjoy the park’s iconic public art pieces year-round: Jim Dine’s The House (Heart), Jean Dubuffet’s Monument Au Fantome, Margo Sawyer’s Synchronicity of Color and Doug Hollis's the Mist Tree and Listening Vessels.
Firmament and Enchanted Promenade at Discovery Green are made possible by a generous grant from the Kinder Foundation.
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