Make sure you pay a visit soon to Charles Gadeken’s Entwined, a sprawling immersive LED light installation in Golden Gate Park’s Peacock Meadow open through March 12, 2023. The whimsical installation transforms Peacock Meadow into an otherworldly ecosystem of glowing trees, bushes, and other natural elements created from colorful pixel-like LED lights. The trees range from 8-20 feet tall, accompanied by dozens of glowing flower clusters and bushes to create a beautiful meadow landscape.
Be advised that artist Charles Gadeken’s Entwined Closing Party, which was scheduled for March 11, has been canceled due to rain.
Visitors can explore this newly re-envisioned installation, which now includes sculptural artworks including a seating area and hidden tree knots where visitors can peek into secret worlds. The meadow will also add weekly performances and new art activations.
The installation features enchanting visual effects such as ripples in a pond, raindrops, and wind blowing tall grass and flowers. Over 150 lighting patterns with hundreds of variations and an accompanying audio system bring another level of immersion to the otherworldly meadow.
Local artist Charles Gadeken created this installation with the goal of engaging people of all ages and all walks of life. His work prioritizes accessibility in art, and has been seen at Burning Man, Coachella, and more.
The free outdoor exhibition accompanies other park attractions including the SkyStar Observation Wheel and the illuminated Bandshell.
Entwined is a temporary installation, but it will be open all the way into March, giving everyone plenty of time to experience the magic. It is located in Peacock Meadow in the east end of the park between McLaren Lodge and the Conservatory of Flowers. Visitors can see Entwined from 5-10pm each night.