On Friday night, 100+ cyclists came and partied at our big gangly sculpture, and less than 24 hours later, Soma was GONE.
Beginning at 7am Saturday, we started pulling up the deck boards, removing, wrapping and labeling the delicate blubs, unbolting and removing the dendrites…
… and piece by piece…
… the entire thing was taken apart!
We loaded all its bits on a flatbed truck bound for Vallejo, where we’ll reinstall it in a few months for a whole new community to enjoy!
We’re back on Pier 14 today, filling in our concrete anchor holes and sweeping up. It’s pretty amazing to consider how much labor went into making this sculpture happen — everything from securing permits to building and testing the electronics to installing a deck and so much more — and in less than a day we pulled the entire thing down. Walk by it now and you’d never know there was a gigantic crazy interactive piece of art there, just a day ago.
ENORMOUS THANKS to everyone who helped get this thing up AND down. We’re excited to reinstall it in Vallejo soon — more details on that when we have it nailed down.
This was an incredible success for the Flaming Lotus Girls on so many levels, and we are so proud of what we achieved with Soma on Pier 14!