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Looking Up Arts Foundation is a San Francisco-based non-profit organization established in 2018 dedicated to large scale art installations. Looking Up supports local artists for the production, exhibition, and public dissemination of exciting and extraordinary art projects, focusing primarily on art festivals and interactive exhibitions.
Looking Up focuses its support on installations that are fresh, ambitious, and interactive. Grants are given to projects that are typically large in scale, a specialized arena in which artists, designers, engineers, and tradespersons collaborate to make extraordinary, labor-intensive projects of love.
Cone Down is a 30' tall climbable ice cream cone. This fallen ice cream cone has a steel frame, with vacuum formed polycarbonate panels lit with LEDs, and a viewing deck on top. Inside of the ice cream scoop will be a padded 'chill' area which will be a delightful respite during the day. The LEDs will illuminate the scoop from the inside and out, so at night the 'chill' area will be a beautiful glowing room as you watch folks ascend and descend this tipped-over tasty treat.
Debuting Burning Man 2019
Rainbow Bridge is a 75 ft long, 30 ft high, 4 ft wide walkable sculpture, emblazoned with over 25,000 individually addressable LEDs. That is nearly 1 mile of total LEDS, which are sound-reactive and beautifully animated. Playful motion makes the experience forever mutable, much like Burning Man itself. The apex of the walking platform is 30 feet high, giving participants a stunning view of the Playa and an opportunity to take in the event from a new, exciting perspective. Photo by Jamen Percy.
Created by Looking Up in 2018.
Phoenicopterus Rex is a gigantic replica of a pink plastic lawn flamingo. Participants climb up into her back via a rope ladder, for a spectacular view. At 40 feet tall and 20 feet long, she is the largest flamingo sculpture in the world, and probably the most absurd lawn ornament ever constructed.
This giant flamingo is currently installed and open for public at Lyft Art Park in Las Vegas.
Created by Looking Up artists in 2017.
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