This summer, MacArthur Park Lake will be filled with about 7,000 enormous, handpainted, inflatable spheres in a "one-of-a-kind floating artwork." The project comes from Portraits of Hope, which has also covered New York taxis and Los Angeles lifeguard towers in its signature graphic flowers. The Spheres at MacArthur Park were seven years in the works, according to an April story at CBS LA, but finally got approval this past December. The spheres, four to six feet in diameter, are being painted now, by thousands of kids and adults from the area, in "brightly colored floral and aquatic designs," with work expected to be done in late July or so. Once the spheres are in the lake, they'll bob for about four weeks.
· Spheres at MacArthur Park [Portraits of Hope]