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A rotating structure made of laths casts shadows that slowly change, calling to mind the shifting light of a day or a season and producing unexpected variations. Benches allow for relaxation and quiet watching.
Based on fifth-grade NGSS standards; appropriate for grades 4–6
Cast your shadow and know the time.
Mounted mirrors sway with the tide in unpredictable ways, dispersing sunlight across the deck.
How many shadows can you create?
Explore images made from shadows.
(Embarcadero at Green Street)
San Francisco, CA 94111
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