Archinect - News 2014-04-23T11:32:18-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/59630913/artist-leo-villareal-s-buckyball-installation-to-light-up-madison-square-park Artist Leo Villareal's "Buckyball" installation to light up Madison Square Park Archinect 2012-10-19T13:59:00-04:00 >2012-10-24T16:35:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7i/7iluws3jh9ebpht7.jpg" width="514" height="425" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Madison Square Park Conservancy's Mad. Sq. Art announces a new, monumental sculpture by distinguished artist Leo Villareal. Largely inspired by the work of Buckminster Fuller, Villareal&rsquo;s BUCKYBALL will apply concepts of geometry and mathematical relationships within a towering 30-foot tall, illuminated sculpture. The site-specific work will remain on view daily from October 25, 2012 through February 2013 in Madison Square Park.</p> <p> A commission of the Mad. Sq. Art program, Villareal&rsquo;s BUCKYBALL will feature two nested, geodesic sculptural spheres comprised of 180 LED tubes arranged in a series of pentagons and hexagons, known as a &ldquo;Fullerene,&rdquo; referring to the form&rsquo;s discovery by Buckminster Fuller. Individual pixels located every 1.2 inches along the tubes are each capable of displaying 16 million distinct colors and will be specifically tuned by the artist&rsquo;s own software, creating a&nbsp;subtle and sophisticated palette to enliven the Park. Relying on LED technologies driven by chance...</p>