Andorra la Vella, Andorra
Five Orange Spheres
©Stuart Williams 1982 – 2015. All rights reserved. 
12 installations across the USA & Europe
“Ohhhhh...... those are beautiful!” 
— Andy Warhol 
(from a 1983 interview) 
“A skillfully orchestrated union of the literal with the metaphorical… a triumph of the ephemeral.”
— Panorama Mese magazine, Milan
“When hanging from the palm trees in Los Angeles, 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
A Traveling Installation: Like curious wandering ducklings, this lineup of human-size orange spheres has been on the move for more than three decades, visiting a dozen diverse urban and rural locations across the United States and Europe. It has been widely published in journals in France, Italy, Germany, Japan & the U.S.
• ALL PHOTOS © Stuart Williams unless otherwise noted •
Click on any photo for larger view.
Andorra la Vella, Andorra
Andorra la Vella, Andorra
At Château d’Azay-le-Rideau, France, the five orbs floated on the moat.
Cannon Beach, Oregon
Telegraph Hill, San Francisco, California.
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.
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. Click on photo for larger view.
“Five Orange Spheres, Collage #2” ©Stuart Williams
Archival ink jet print, 28 x 40 in., Edition of 15
(•Santa Monica, CA •Château d’Azay-le-Rideau, France • Cannon Beach, OR • Central Park, NYC)
Top Left Photo ©Craig Collins. All others ©Stuart Williams
“Five Orange Spheres, Collage #1” ©Stuart Williams
Archival ink jet print, 24 x 48 in., Edition of 15
(•Andorra • Santa Monica, CA •Cannon Beach, OR Château d’Azay-le-Rideau, France •San Francisco)
Top Middle Photo ©Craig Collins. All others ©Stuart Williams
Panorama Mese is a weekly Italian-language news magazine published in Italy and based in Milan.
LIFE magazine interviewed Williams and published a 4-page spread on this traveling installation.
At the time Williams was living in Hollywood but didn't yet have a phone (before cell phones). A LIFE reporter in New York interviewed the artist as he stood in a telephone booth in front of a Safeway grocery store.
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