Highway Underpass Transformed Into LED Ballroom [Pics]

Highway Underpass Transformed Into LED Ballroom [Pics]
Arts & Culture

Ballroom Luminoso turns public infrastructure into a light and shadow art installation.

Leah Gonzalez
  • 31 may 2013

Artists Joe O’Connell and Blessing Hancock transform the underbelly of a highway underpass into a fascinating place of colorful light and shadows.

Ballroom Luminoso consists of a series of six brightly lit chandeliers shaped like spheres and made of repurposed bicycle parts, structural steel and custom different-colored LED fixtures. The chandeliers cast changing color patterns and overlapping shadows.


The art installation, dubbed Ballroom Luminoso, is located under the I-35 overpass at the intersection of Theo and Malone in San Antonio and was commissioned by Public Art San Antonio, Department for Culture and Creative Development.


According to the artist, the art installation ‘references the area’s past, present, and future in the design of its intricately detailed medallions.’

The images in the medallions draw on the community’s agricultural history, strong Hispanic heritage, and burgeoning environmental movement.

Scroll through images of the light and shadow art installation below.


Joe O’Connell + Blessing Hancock Public Art

Images via Public Art San Antonio

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