“San Francisco has only one drawback. ‘Tis hard to leave.” ― Rudyard Kipling
Known as the City by the Bay, San Francisco is a place of almost unparalleled visual charms, one of which is its magnificent landmark, the Golden Gate Bridge. Linking the city to Marin County, the Golden Gate for many years overshadowed its “little cousin,” the Bay Bridge. That changed, however, when the Bay Bridge was transformed by Leo Villareal, a New York City-based artist who installed 25,000 white lights along its suspension cables. The bridge’s light design made its debut in the spring of 2013 and is yet another reason to fall in love with the city.
His talents don’t stop in the City by the Bay, however. Visitors to Washington, DC’s esteemed National Gallery of Art are routinely dazzled by his Multiverse installation, a hypnotic LED project linking two of the museum’s wings.