Unique Art for a Unique Building.
The Cree Shimmer Wall is a 9,284-square-foot piece of art adorning the side of the Raleigh Convention Center. This spectacular piece is made up of 79,464 light and dark aluminum squares that change shape and disappear as the squares flap in the wind. The piece looks high-tech, but it's not.
"It's a completely low-tech thing," said Thomas Sayre, principal with the Raleigh architecture firm Clearscapes, which created the piece. "It's just the wind."
The wall depicts an image of an oak tree and has become a symbol for Raleigh, the City of Oaks.
It is backlit at night by 56 light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, fixtures that can be programmed to flash and display more than a million different colors.
"The possibilities really are endless," said Sayre.
Just like your stay at the Convention Center.