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This traveling installation included a dozen sites across the U.S.A. and Europe.
Published:
Cannon Beach, Oregon
“Five Orange Spheres”
© Stuart Williams 1981–2015. All rights reserved. 
Multiple locations, USA & Europe

Traveling Installation: This project has spanned a time period of more than 30 years, and has included urban and rural sites across the United States and Europe. It was published in LIFE Magazine and in journals in France, Italy and Germany. Compensation for publication rights allowed the project to continue, ultimately leading to more than a dozen installations in vastly different locales.

“Ohhh...... those are beautiful!” 
— Andy Warhol 
(from an interview, in response to Williams’ “Five Orange Spheres” project) 
“A skillfully orchestrated union of the literal with the metaphorical… a triumph of the ephemeral.”
— Panorama Mese magazine, Milan

All photos © Stuart Williams unless otherwise noted.

Click on any horizontal image for a larger view.
Andorra la Vella, Andorra
Andorra la Vella, Andorra
Andorra la Vella, Andorra
Andorra la Vella, Andorra
At Château d’Azay-le-Rideau, France, the five orbs floated on the moat.
Artist’s sketch for the palm tree installation of “Five Orange Spheres.” This sketch shows the spheres suspended over Foothill Drive in Beverly Hills, California. © Stuart Williams 1982. All Rights Reserved.
The location here is Palisades Park in Santa Monica, California. Photo © Craig Collins. 

“When hanging from the palm trees in California, Williams’ Five Orange Spheres appear as opulent bunches of terribly tempting fruit. When dotting the sandy shore of Cannon Beach, Oregon, they seem to be the mysterious eggs of huge sea turtles.”  — Grazia magazine, Milan
Here, the five, six-foot diameter spheres lounge in the Sheep’s Meadow of Central Park in New York City.
Telegraph Hill, San Francisco, California.
In Mill Valley, California the five spheres appear to march right into the house. A very close look reveals the 5th sphere which has already entered the house.
The quintet in the small Alpine village of Filisur, Switzerland.
Another view of the five spheres in Filisur, Switzerland.