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Electric Dandelions

By Abram Santa Cruz and Liquid PXL

The latest sculpture to arrive in the Seaport District is a tribute to the fleeting joy of fireworks. With their giant steel and acrylic dandelion flowers—the Electric Dandelions—artist Abram Santa Cruz and LA-based art collective Liquid PXL have transformed the inexplicable beauty of fireworks into an endless display, lighting up the sky night after night.

The 10 elegant 28-foot structures—resembling innocent flowers in the daytime—feature 41 light tubes that crop out from a spherical center, allowing LED animations to work their magic when the sun goes down.

Electric Dandelions was first created at Lucidity Music Festival in 2016, and the sculptures have made tour stops at Burning Man, the Toronto Light Festival and Jerusalem Festival of Light. Now, Santa Cruz and Liquid PXL, in collaboration with Art House Live and Fired Up Management, bring Electric Dandelions to Lower Manhattan, brightening up the winter evenings and bringing a kaleidoscope of joy to the Seaport.

 

Curated by Art House Live and Fired-up Management

Electric Dandelions is on display at 19 Fulton Street through April 30, 2021. Share your photos and tag us on Instagram @SeaportDistrict.NYC

 

Crew:

Abram Santa Cruz / Lead Artist and Designer
Andrea Evangelista / Welder
Charles Dusastre / Lighting Engineer
Dylan Cummings / Electrical Engineer
Jeddin White / Fabricator
Michelle Siazon / Fabricator
Paige Parker / Fabricator
Robert Landry / Electrician
Stone Larkin / Welder
Topher McDaniel / Fabricator
Victor Segura / Fabricator

Artist Biography

Abram Santa Cruz began painting at the age of 15. Abram’s work draws from his many years as a graphic designer, photographer and painter. By combining photography with painting and lighting, Abram has created works that are bold, bright & intense. While many of his past works are either graphic interpretations, paintings or photographic images, his new works combine these disciplines and skills, creating dramatic sculptural images in a large-scale “light-art” format. Abram is always searching for ways to enhance and exceed his own high creative standards. He is taking a new direction in his large scale burning man artwork by combining his multiple disciplines and skills with sustainability His aim is to create works of art that produce sustainable energy while also providing a social benefit of beautifying a public space and educating people about sustainability.

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