A touch of magic at Descanso Gardens

Staff Writer

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Lightwave Lake | Photo courtesy of Jake Fabricius

Enchanted: Forest of Light in Descanso Gardens in LA, California took centre stage as the walk-through art piece was installed for a limited time during the holiday season to charm visitors. The beautiful display explored the use of SGM’s G-Spot fixtures featuring nature and light intertwining to create the drama and saturated colour quality desired for this project.

Enchanted: Forest of Light is a complete outdoor installation and it was important to find a fixture that could handle the California weather elements. Lighting Designer, Chris Medvitz was at the helm of this project and he selected the G-Spot from SGM to deliver the design concept.

Adding a magical touch at Descanso Gardens, Medvitz said: “We wanted guests to be able to manipulate the colour of the lights – and of course if you invite kids to punch a button, they are really going to punch the button! A subtractive mixing system would’ve been more likely to break when being abused for 5 hours a night, 45 nights in a row.”

When asked what his overall impression has been about the show and the fixture, he added, “We’ve been really impressed with the G-Spots for this application. They’ve been rock solid on the project so far, and we’ll likely be adding more of them to the show next year.”

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