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Visiting With Villareal Part 2: Geometry, Nature and What's Next

Don Bacigalupi | Posted 07.10.2013 | Arts
Don Bacigalupi

When artist Leo Villareal's Buckyball was installed last week at Crystal Bridges, Leo and I sat down to talk about what inspired the work, his use of light as a medium for art making, and what's next for this talented artist.

Visiting With Villareal, Part 1: A Conversation About Buckyball

Don Bacigalupi | Posted 07.03.2013 | Arts
Don Bacigalupi

Buckyball made its debut this week as the first temporary sculpture installation on Crystal Bridges' trails and grounds, mesmerizing viewers with its endless color variations. Leo Villareal, the visionary artist who created the work, spent several days here.

Leo Villareal's Buckyball Is Coming to Crystal Bridges!

Don Bacigalupi | Posted 06.16.2013 | Arts
Don Bacigalupi

Buckyball, which will be Crystal Bridges' first foray into a temporary outdoor presentation, consists of two enormous Fuller-inspired spheres, one inside the other. Each is made of LED-infused sections, which can glow with more than 16 million distinct colors.

Dynamic LED Dome Displays 16 Million Colors

Posted 09.21.2012 | Arts

You know what parks need? More geometry. We may not have come up with this unlikely combo on our own, but after seeing Leo Villareal's geometric sculp...