Sea Form No. 2

Marina Walk, San Diego, California

Tide is a snaking strand of sculptural waves which crest and fall to allow pedestrian circulation. 

Sited in a new plaza and pathway along the San Diego marina, the installation brings pedestrians from the highly trafficked Harbor Drive to the waterfront Marina Walk. Emerging from the grid of the site’s paving pattern, the waves rise from the ground as square, powder-coated steel tubes. 

Tide is a study in color theory. The installation’s color palette transforms over the course of the day. In daylight, a pastel palette of five beach colors shines brightly. At night, LED lights illuminate the posts, causing colors to mutate and multiply with shadows and reflections.