"It’s like a super-colorful Bay Lights on acid with waves of trippy light pulsating at night" - Funcheap SF

Join artist Charles Gadeken and friends at the art closing event on May 11th. Photo by Kimberly Sikora.

Join artist Charles Gadeken and friends at the art closing event on May 11th. Photo by Kimberly Sikora.

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About SQuaredsf

Have you noticed a giant 50ft tall geometric tree in monochrome black and white on Octavia and Fell? Or maybe you saw it at night, when a kaleidoscope of color cascaded over the 3D light pixels. It's #squaredSF!


SQUAREDSF was commissioned for temporary public installation at Patricia's Green in the Hayes Valley neighborhood by the San Francisco Arts Commission, supported by the Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association. The artist, Charles Gadeken, is a San Francisco artist with a shared studio and maker space in Hunters Point, the Box Shop. A dedicated group of volunteers helped to make and install SQUAREDSF.

SQUAREDSF was installed April 20th 2018 and will grace Patricia's Green through May 2018. The closing celebration is May 11th, 2019 5:30-8:30pm at the sculpture. We hope to see you there!

The lights on SQUARED run from dusk till dawn with pre-set programs. At the closing celebration, you will be able to control the lights in interactive mode as well.

Please tag us in your pictures! We want to know how you enjoy #squaredsf.


about squared

As featured recently in The Wall Street Journal and Sculpture magazine, SQUARED is an abstract tree of gigantic proportions, the product of a futuristic world post-nature. The cubic form and fractal arrangement of 3D light pixels represent the evolution of organic matter and its amalgamation with digital technology. This monumental artwork reflects the universe of complexity, mystery, and serendipity that defines our journey through time and emergence into the future age. SQUARED was built in 2014 with funding from Coachella and Burning Man through the efforts of dozens of volunteers. Recently, SQUARED was part of a 6 month “Art of Burning Man” exhibit at the Hermitage Museum and Gardens in Virginia, April - October 2017. Next, SQUARED goes to downtown Reno for a few years!

SquaredSF by Charles Gadeken. Video by Mike Russell.

SquaredSF - mot image by Kimberly Sikora