This Architectural Installation Features Miles of Glowing Strings

By: Cadhla Gray - Oct 14, 2015
References: seriouslyarchitecture & archinect
George King produced this glowing architectural installation for the 2015 Detroit Design Festival to capture the attention of viewers and invite them into an alluring walkway. The art piece was created using three long miles of glow-in-the-dark UV wool, tied around and suspended from steel scaffolding and chains.

The piece features over 3,000 hand-tied knots to create the intricate woolly structure. Titled 'Lasermaze,' it runs down a former railway line called the Dequindre Cut. The effect of the maze makes people feel lost as they walk down and around through the glowing paths, even though, interestingly, walkers can actually see through every "wall" between the gaps in the lines of string.

This piece is a part of a more general regeneration effort in the city of Detroit through street art, design and greenways.