UPDATE: The Meringue Art Installation by artist Kiduck Kim has been lit in the colors of the Rainbow for June as part of West Hollywood’s One City One Pride during Pride Month. Tomorrow Wednesday, June 30th is supposed to be the last chance to catch the colorful display before the colors go back to soft creamy colors as the artist intended—however the artist tells WEHO TIMES that the rainbow colors will run through this weekend, so people have some extra time to enjoy it, unless the city asks that the colors be changed to red, white and blue for Fourth of July.
The installation is located within the City’s Ocean-Friendly Garden in the traffic median of Santa Monica Boulevard, east of N. Doheny Drive. Median plantings in the location were designed in collaboration with the West Basin Water District using ecological principles and water conservation. Water-efficient plants, native to California, showcase the beauty of drought-tolerant plantings.
Award winning architect and artist Kiduck Kim explores the spectrums between art and architecture; digital fabrication; and handcrafted — man-made and natural, virtual and real — through geometric experimentations. Kiduck searches to find the underlying meaning of life by making the invisible visible. First prize winner of Baku International Architecture Award endorsed by the UIA (International Union of Architects), recipient of the Next Generation Design Leader awarded by the Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, and exhibitor at the Venice Biennale in 2006, Kiduck’s work has been showcased internationally. A licensed architect, with a master’s degree from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, he honed his skills while working at Zaha Hadid Architects and Eisenman Architects, and, together with Frank Gehry, ran a graduate program at UCLA. For more information, visit https://www.weho.org/
Meringue is an Art on the Outside project organized by the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division, part of the City’s Communications Department. The Art on the Outside program installs rotating temporary artworks on the City’s medians and in parks. It is anticipated to be on display through July 2022. For more information about City of West Hollywood arts programming, please visit www.weho.org/arts.
Editor’s note: This piece was updated to reflect the rainbow colors will be on display until this weekend.