A 340’ (103.6m) long bas-relief sculpture featuring variable LED lighting that changes colour and tempo to simulate motion.
Enlarged from the artist’s maquette, Sonic Wall is a massive multi-media installation that stretches across the front of the casino. The wall is an abstraction of a sound wave rendered in fibre reinforced plastic (FRP). The sculpture is illuminated by a string of LEDs on both the top and bottom that change colour and tempo to simulate the motion of the ribbons and animating the artist’s original musical score.
The bas-relief sculpture was enlarged in EPS foam, coated, hand finished, moulded, and then cast in a fire-rated FRP. The final sculpture is composed of 50 sections that appear seamless upon installation. The entire art piece is composed of four seperate exterior walls behind a continuous glass facade.
Artist: Caryl Christian Levy
Client: CMC Fine Arts with JLLP Inc. for Philadelphia Parks
Place: PARX Casino | Bensalem, Pennsylvania
Size: 340’ (103.6m) long x 30’ (9.1m) tall
Materials: FRP, lighting