LOVE, a larger-than-life installation, is now being featured in the Waterfall Atrium at The Venetian.
The installation was created by celebrated artist Laura Kimpton as part of her Monumental Word Series. The installation, perforated with bird-shaped stamps, spells LOVE in steel ruby red letters that are 12 feet tall. The installation's span is 36 feet.
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."
Prior to being on display 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.