Downtown Spartanburg – Denny’s Plaza – 203 East Main Street
Open 24 hours, lights on 5 pm to 10 pm
Five multicolored mobile curtains float above the center lawn of Denny’s Plaza, located in the heart of Spartanburg’s Downtown Cultural District. Each curtain is 51 feet long and 12 feet high and consists of a woven pattern of four-inch translucent acrylic squares.
The installation was designed to create a dazzling visual experience that changes depending on the time of day, the viewer’s position, and weather conditions. More than 150 community volunteers, including the girl’s volleyball team from Wofford College and Spartanburg Police officers, used specially designed metal clips to connect the nearly 7,000 acrylic squares that make up the mobile’s curtains. The rectangular shape of the site, and the modular façade of Denny’s headquarters building gave the artist Erwin Redl an opportunity to play with subtle variations within a grid. The artist is interested in creating a kaleidoscopic experience for viewers that is fresh with each new encounter.