A new eight-story parking garage in Santa Monica, CA, will soon showcase a public art installation sure to capture the hearts of coatings lovers everywhere.
Commissioned by the City of Santa Monica, artist Mike Ross will build a “monumental” sculpture on the façade of the garage, officially known as Parking Structure 6. The Santa Monica Arts Commission and its Public Art Commission selected and approved his design in May.
City of Santa Monica
|Artist Mike Ross will give this Santa Monica parking garage a slathering of brightly-colored paint.|
“The sculpture is derived from pouring viscous fluids over a model of the building’s grid-like structure, resulting in a form that reacts to the building, even as it changes appearance,” according to the artist’s description of the project on his website.
Though it doesn’t have a name yet, the giant rainbow-colored paint-drip piece is set to be installed in 2013, with a planned composition of fiberglass and steel.
What does a giant paint drip sculpture run these days? $125K.