Philadelphia Public Art @philart.net
Artist: Ned Kahn
abstract reflective surface
The Shimmer Wall continuosly
changes its appearance a it responds to the environment.
As breezes blow and wind gusts the wall
dynamically adapts and provides a vivid and captivating
portrait of nature at play powered only by the moving air.
The installation is a network of 10,824 five-inch
aluminum squares individually hinged to move freely.
The metal also dramatically mirrors the sky, using sunlight
and moonlight to brighten the changing canvas.
* South Wall.
North side of Race between 20th and 21st.
* 39.957660,-75.173060 [map]
* On the Parkway and Pennsylvania tour
* See also:
+The Franklin Institute Science Museum