Light Drop is a sustainable artwork that explores the water theme in relation to both science and ecology.
It reflects and projects light in continuous evolution over time.
A slender aerial arch raises a mirrored sphere over the line of the horizon.
Light Drop houses a desalination plant that converts marine water into drinking water. The design implicitly focuses people’s attention on the urgent need to solve California’s water crisis.
The photovoltaic sphere provides light and power to the desalination plant.
In the daylight the artwork with its reflective surface constantly changes with respect to the different light conditions of the surrounding environment.
During the night when the sphere lights up the artwork represents a welcoming beacon and an ideal continuation of the lights of the Santa Monica Pier.