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Giant Dominoes Cascade in Downtown Santa Monica
By Lookout Staff
May 24, 2018 -- A sculpted cascade of colorful dominoes is the latest installation to greet visitors to Downtown's Triangle Square as part of the art initiative ROAM Santa Monica.
Installed this month, "Tipping Point" by Los Angeles-based artist Andrew Schoultz creates an optical domino effect with a linear series of six toppling rainbow-colored blocks that stand 10 feet tall.
The sculpture composed of "repeating monochromatic patterned pillars" is the latest installment for DTSM, Inc. and the City of Santa Monica Art Commission's public art initiative "to activate the public realm and expand cultural offerings" Downtown, officials said.
"Onlookers are invited to experience Schoultz's sculpture from different angles and muse on the struggles that lie between visual clarity and complex truth," Downtown officials said.
"Tipping Point will cascade indefinitely at Triangle Square."
Known for his "vibrant visual systems style," Schoultz's art is featured at institutions worldwide, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Los Angeles Contemporary Art Museum, Downtown officials said.
He has painted public murals on walls in Manila, Philippines and Jogjakarta, Indonesia, as well as on skate parks, an airplane and a Tesla.
"Tipping Point" is his first major public art sculpture.
ROAM was launched after Downtown officials approached the City with the idea of a rotating public art series that would help "create environments that foster positive social interactions and enliven public spaces," Downtown officials said.
Artists featured in this series, include FAILE, Jen Stark, Ben Zamora, Brenda Monroe, Danielle Garza, Jeanine Centuori & Russell Rock, Kate Johnson, Kristen Ramirez, Nataša Stearns, Nate Frizzell and Sean Yoro.
Triangle Square is located on the Colorado Esplanade and Third Street, adjacent to the Sears building and Santa Monica Place.
For more information, visit ROAM SantaMonica.com.
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