"Buckyball" Light Sculpture 2016, Artist: Leo Villareal, The Exploratorium, Pier 15, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, California

Out Front
(1 of 7) (716 views)

Buckyball_2016_by_Leo_Villareal_20191011_160924_C19_3973.jpg

A sculpture by Leo Villareal was erected out front of the Exploratorium on The Embarcadero in San Francisco. It was formed into two bucky balls, one inside another. At the moment, LED lights glowed blue.


"Buckyball" external link Light Sculpture external link 2016   •  Artist: Leo Villareal external link   •  The Exploratorium external link   •  Pier 15, The Embarcadero external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 34-70 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 16:09:24 Friday 11 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 20 May 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_3973
Add a comment or report a mistake

The Sign
(2 of 7) (626 views)

Buckyball_2016_by_Leo_Villareal_20191011_160925_C19_3971.jpg

A sign was posted below the sculpture attached to a fence. That sign read in part, "Buckyball Leo Villareal, 2016."


"Buckyball" external link Light Sculpture external link 2016   •  Artist: Leo Villareal external link   •  The Exploratorium external link   •  Pier 15, The Embarcadero external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 34-70 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 16:09:25 Friday 11 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 20 May 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_3971
Add a comment or report a mistake

Stood Over A Hole
(3 of 7) (594 views)

Buckyball_2016_by_Leo_Villareal_20191011_160947_C19_3974.jpg

The "Buckyball" sculpture stood on six metal legs over a hole in the dock. Below that hole was the water of San Francisco Bay. A fence prevented visitors from falling in.


"Buckyball" external link Light Sculpture 2016 external link   •  Artist: Leo Villareal external link   •  The Exploratorium external link   •  Pier 15, The Embarcadero external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 34-70 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 16:09:47 Friday 11 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 20 May 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_3974
Add a comment or report a mistake

The Sculpture In Context
(4 of 7) (626 views)

Buckyball_2016_by_Leo_Villareal_20191011_161016_C19_3975.jpg

A wider photograph of the sculpture showing in in context with the large dock and the larger piers. People walking past it, illustrated how dramatic the sculpture was.


"Buckyball" external link Light Sculpture 2016 external link   •  Artist: Leo Villareal external link   •  The Exploratorium external link   •  Pier 15, The Embarcadero external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 34-70 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 16:10:16 Friday 11 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 20 May 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_3975
Add a comment or report a mistake

The Lights
(5 of 7) (622 views)

Buckyball_2016_by_Leo_Villareal_20191011_161048_C19_3977.jpg

A closer view of the metal forming the sculpture and the lights embedded into its arms. Those lights now glowed a warm amber.


"Buckyball" external link Light Sculpture 2016 external link   •  Artist: Leo Villareal external link   •  The Exploratorium external link   •  Pier 15, The Embarcadero external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 34-70 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 16:10:48 Friday 11 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 20 May 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_3977
Add a comment or report a mistake

View Up Through
(6 of 7) (646 views)

Buckyball_2016_by_Leo_Villareal_20191011_161054_C19_3978.jpg

Another view of the sculpture looking up and through it. This photograph illustrates how the arms fit together and how each LED pod was caulked to prevent water damage.


"Buckyball" external link Light Sculpture 2016 external link   •  Artist: Leo Villareal external link   •  The Exploratorium external link   •  Pier 15, The Embarcadero external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 34-70 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 16:10:54 Friday 11 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 20 May 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_3978
Add a comment or report a mistake

Purple
(7 of 7) (610 views)

Buckyball_2016_by_Leo_Villareal_20191011_161112_C19_3980.jpg

A final photograph of the "Buckyball" sculpture by Leo Villareal showing that it now glowed purple. This sculpture created a dramatic greeting for those about to visit the Exploratorium on Pier 15, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, California.


"Buckyball" external link Light Sculpture 2016 external link   •  Artist: Leo Villareal external link   •  The Exploratorium external link   •  Pier 15, The Embarcadero external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 34-70 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 16:11:12 Friday 11 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Wednesday 20 May 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_3980
Add a comment or report a mistake

home contact topic guide top 25 photos video writing blogs upload terms privacy