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Michael Davis
Chandelier Fall
2001


Project Area: Hollywood
Project: Hollywood & Highland Center
Project Location: 6801 Hollywood Boulevard
Project Type: Developer Initiated

Description:

Chandelier Fall is a five-story sculpture suspended from the main entrance atrium to the first floor level in the escalator core. From the top, it contains three large-scale reproductions of vintage movie palace fixtures, an 8' h framed projection screen, a baby grand piano with candelabra, an assemblage of twenty-five vanity mirrors, and a disco ball. The sculpture is a monument to the gilded age of cinema, an opulent totem representative of Hollywood glamour. The program projected on the 8' h projection screen contains a four-hour long video with music. It runs continuously between the hours of 6:30 and 10:30 PM.

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Artist Profile

Michael Davis is currently working on public projects for the Port of Los Angeles, City of Ventura, and Providence, Rhode Island.  In 2006, he was commissioned to create a public artwork for the University of Southern California’s Bloom Art Walk.  Davis has been awarded two National Endowment for the Arts Artists’ Fellowships, a Hand Hollow Foundation Artist Fellowship, and an AIA Award.  His works can be found in numerous public collections including: Albuquerque Art Museum; Laguna Art Museum; the City of Los Angeles; the City of Dallas; the City of Santa Monica; the City of San Jose; and Washington State University.  The artist received formal training at California State University, Fullerton.  Michael Davis lives and works in Los Angeles.