Shadows on the Y

There’s a big tent-like green tarp over the old YMCA building in Pomona, due to restoration work by new owner Spectra Co. Chris Toovey, an artist who is co-founder of the nearby dA Center for the Arts, has noticed an unexpected benefit. A row of palm trees in front of the building now has a screen on which to cast shadows.

“Every afternoon, weather permitting, beginning around 5:30 p.m., you can watch the projected palm tree shadow grow up on the green scrim that covers the building,” Toovey writes. “My photos were mostly taken at about 6:30 p.m. Kind of a cool performance installation piece. Thanks, Spectra.”

Sometimes throwing shade can be a good thing.

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  • DebB

    Isn’t it interesting (and wonderful) how different people can see such a different perspective on things? I probably would never even have noticed the palm tree patterns, but they’re really interesting!

    • davidallen909

      Isn’t it, though? I’m sure I’ve driven past during those hours without noticing, or without thinking that there would not have been definable shadows on the brick building.