This light-based art installation became a popular chill-out zone at the Coachella Music Festival in California

Portals by Phillip K. Smith III

Photography by Lance Gerber | Courtesy of Royale Projects : Contemporary Art

 
American artist Phillip K Smith III, recently launched his PORTALS 2016 art installation at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival in California.
 

Portals by Phillip K. Smith III

Photography by Lance Gerber | Courtesy of Royale Projects : Contemporary Art

It’s an architecturally designed pavilion that has eight light sculptures hidden within, that will be on view for festival attendees until April 25th.

Portals by Phillip K. Smith III

Photography by Lance Gerber | Courtesy of Royale Projects : Contemporary Art

The large structure is surrounded by hundreds of highly polished stainless steel columns.

Portals by Phillip K. Smith III

Photography by Lance Gerber | Courtesy of Royale Projects : Contemporary Art

Inside, there are places to relax and take in the installation, watching the pulsating and shifting colors.

Portals by Phillip K. Smith III

Photography by Lance Gerber | Courtesy of Royale Projects : Contemporary Art

Sometimes the colors appear to be synchronized, and at other times each light element almost appears chaotic and detached from the next.

Portals by Phillip K. Smith III

Photography by Lance Gerber | Courtesy of Royale Projects : Contemporary Art

Each of the sculptures measure 6 feet in diameter, and are best viewed when standing directly in front of it.

Portals by Phillip K. Smith III

Photography by Lance Gerber | Courtesy of Royale Projects : Contemporary Art

Portals by Phillip K. Smith III

Photography by Lance Gerber | Courtesy of Royale Projects : Contemporary Art

Portals by Phillip K. Smith III

Photography by Lance Gerber | Courtesy of Royale Projects : Contemporary Art

Portals by Phillip K. Smith III

Photography by Lance Gerber | Courtesy of Royale Projects : Contemporary Art

Here are a few of the color combinations.

Portals by Phillip K. Smith III

Photography by Lance Gerber | Courtesy of Royale Projects : Contemporary Art

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