Sunday, January 20, 2013
ART INSTALLATION DOWNTOWN FORECASTS WEATHER in San Diego
In order to satisfy a Centre City Development Corporation requirement for public art in the Santa Fe Depot precinct, Bosa Development California, Inc decided to get crafty.
“Painting in the Sky” is a new Downtown art installation lighting up the top of the two buildings that make up Grande North and South tower condominiums, located at 1199 and 1205 Pacific Highway, respectively.
Spencer Finch, the Brooklyn, New York-based artist selected for the installation, chose to conceptualize a ‘modern day lighthouse’ to convey information about the following day’s weather.
He and his design team utilized the two lighthouses that existed on top of the Grande buildings to facilitate the concept, creating a “red sky” and a “blue sky” composition that would indicate bad or good weather, a play on the old saying, “Red sky at night, sailors delight; red sky in the morning, sailors take warning.”