Art Project Lights Up Water Tank

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(Sacramento, CA)
Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Artist Michael Bishop has spent the past two years creating a gold colored aluminum sculpture with pulsating LED lights along the side of the 100-foot tank. Wednesday night, city officials will flip the switch for the inaugural lighting. Bishop says the piece depicts an aerial view of the region. 

"There’s a circle there in the center which represents the water tower and then if you’re looking at it to the right, it’s more organic forms that represents the waterways and then to the left is the urban grid. And I think it’s subtle enough too that people driving on I-80 will see it but it won’t be a danger to their driving."

The $370,000 sculpture – titled The Alhambra Project – is part of the city’s Art in Public Places program. Wednesday night's dedication ceremony with Mayor Heather Fargo starts at 5:30.