Photo Credit: Venetian
Love is all around.
A little piece of the Life Is Beautiful festival finds a home on the Strip. “Love,” an installation from artist Laura Kimpton, now sits in the Waterfall Atrium at the Palazzo.
Kimpton created the piece as part of her Monumental Word Series. The installation is perforated with bird-shaped stamps, spells love in steel ruby red letters that rise 12 feet tall and collectively span 36 feet across, creating a memorable experience.
Kimpton, who is known for her mixed media installations and sculpture, rose to distinction thanks to her large-scale art that first debuted at the 2009 Burning Man festival in Black Rock, Nevada. She draws from her desire to question traditional views on social interaction, invoking through her art a reaction and discussion which ultimately completes her projects. “LOVE” is one piece from Kimpton’s Monumental Word Series.
“‘LOVE’ is about being free to love who you want, the way you want,” said artist Laura Kimpton. “The bird stamps in the letters represent being able to follow your dreams, which is the message that I hope will inspire people as they interact with the piece. Las Vegas is the city where people pursue their dreams, and this sculpture will act as a touchstone for this pursuit.”
Before finding a home at the Venetian, “LOVE” was installed at the Life is Beautiful festival in downtown Las Vegas from Sept. 23-25, 2016. The piece will return to Life is Beautiful in 2017.