What is Wonderarium?
WONDER + TERRARIUM = A GIANT FLOATING TERRARIUM
This site-specific proposal by Oakland artists Sarah Filley and Yvette Molina was conceived in 2009 to enchant, and reinvigorate our romance with nature at the heart of “Oakland’s urban jewel”: Lake Merritt. Developed in collaboration with Architecture and Engineering Firm, Ware Associates, the design includes a clear acrylic sphere (eight feet in diameter) mounted on an elegant tri-foot floatation apparatus. The sphere will house a diverse selection of living plants. In the evening it will be illuminated from within by LED lighting.
A day at Lake Merritt in May, 2010. Getting feedback from the community.
For more information about this project: http://wonderarium.posterous.com/