The Soft Underbelly Light Installation is a Glowing Spectacle

By: Amanda Chang - Published: Oct 4, 2010 • References: popupdsgn and notcot.org
The Soft Underbelly installation designed by Joshua Howell and Aaron Zeligs for the Santa Monica, California Glow 2010 event was an instant hit with its attendees. Comprised of a canopy held up by hundreds of metallic white balloons illuminated with multiple blacklights, the lower portion of the canopy featured a network of mono-filament threads painted in UV paint.

What made the Soft Underbelly installation a hit, though, was the glowing sap that oozed from the hybrid ‘tree stumps.’ Viewers had the chance to paint this liquid wherever they pleased, which made for an extra fun-filled night.