The Bay Lights, the world’s largest LED sculpture, by artist Leo Villareal
Tuesday night was the premiere of New York–based artist Leo
Villareal’s newest project, The Bay Lights. This massive LED installation
illuminates the entire space between the deck and signature peaks of
suspension cables that fill out the iconic silhouette of San Francisco’s
The sheer scale and visibility of this twinkling mass stretching across the bay may pander to our bigger-is-better instincts, but we’ll freely admit that we envy what local residents must be seeing in person whether by car, bike or (if they’re lucky) directly from their office or home given the multiple vantage points the hilly Bay Area affords.