- Posted November 14, 2012 by
new york city, New York
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Photo essays: Your stories in pictures
Science meets Art
The sculpture will remain in view through February 1, 2013.
- Anika3, CNN iReport producer
Everyday walking to and from work, I pass by Madison Square Park. I can't help but notice this neon looking molecular structure that also provides a mesmerizing light show, especially at night. With a little help from google, I discovered it is an installation by the artist Leo Villareal called BUCKYBALL. As it turns out a buckyball is a microscopic sphere, with 60 carbon atoms arranged with alternating patterns of hexagons and pentagons. The named is derived from their resemblance to the geodesic domes of the architect Buckminster Fuller.