Look Up is an immersive art experience. Mt. San Antonio Gardens, a retirement community in Pomona, California, serves as the backdrop and the residents, the heart and soul. Botanical designs adorn a field of colorful umbrellas providing a palette of hope, inspiration, and beauty. At a time of crisis in the world, Look Up offers optimism, a chance to unite and a respite from isolation.
An alphabet of symbols and participatory moments shaped by the study of lost birds give Tipping Point its foundation. This multifaceted art experience is set upon an island already impacted by climate change. A globally important issue, extinction, is examined. Exchanging an intellectual conversation for an experiential one, the artwork asks: what role can humans play in the preservation of a species? Are we at a tipping point? Are we creating a silence?
One thousand volunteers come together on Laguna’s Main Beach at sunset as the orange sky gives way to darkness. Thousands of onlookers gather along the coast and on the cliffs overlooking the Pacific, hoping to catch a glimpse of the magic unfolding on the sand below. A sea of illuminated umbrellas move in coordination with the contour of the seashore. The Shoreline Project showcases a community of strangers, intimate under their seashell canopies, becoming a collective as revealed by the aerial perspectives. They became a concentric body moving in harmony with each other and nature.