Fleur de LUX

Feb 2-3 & 9-10, 6–10 PM

Pioneer Courthouse Square 701 SW 6th Ave.
Portland, Oregon, 97204
BEST VIEW: From the stepped benches or directly on the courtyard itself towards the SW 6th Ave. side

MAP #: D06h

During the day, ambient sunlight filters through a series of 150 colorful and translucent acrylic portals, illuminating the work like stained glass. The shadow play silhouettes upon the ground and is even more dynamic as the eight mechanized flower petals move up and down in sweeping motions. At night, the sculpture’s canopy transforms into a dazzling electrified light show featuring over 3,000 addressable LEDs animated by projection mapping software and audio interaction. Preset timers control the movements and lighting sequences to create an ever-changing “Fleur de LUX” (flower of light).

KinSculpt’s origin began in late 2019 as a way to unite local artists and makers during the COVID-19 pandemic. This motley group was determined to (even remotely) create the various components of a traveling public sculpture despite citywide lockdown restrictions in Bend, Oregon. Dedicated to unity, collective growth, and a mantra of “think-it, build-it.” We are inspired by the cardinal/intercardinal directions of the compass rose as this eight-pointed flower.

KinSculpt is the creative branch of “High Desert Makers,” (HDM) a non-profit 501c3 organization in Bend, Oregon.




High Desert Makers


Jesse Pemberton of Design Deschutes Studio


Tim Willis of DIYcave Bend, Ore


Damien Teitelbaum of Bent Metal Works