Gummy Bear Pyramid

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Gummy Bear Pyramid at night

Vision

Gummy Bear Pyramid is a 14 foot tall pyramid light installation made out of over 200,000 hand casted gummy bears.

The Gummy Bear Pyramid is designed to awaken the imagination and encourage creative expression. Our vision is to provide a space that inspires anyone that enters to play and engage with others' creative, colorful minds. It is our hope, that upon entering the pyramid, visitors will start to investigate the rainbow pixelated imagery and discover for themselves what the whole structure is made out of, triggering a sense of playful spiritual reverence that elicits worship of the mind, and the endless possibilities of worlds it can create.

Specs

Over 200,000 small bears were hand casted out of custom molds using urethane plastic and dyed to radiate a rainbow prism of translucent hues. The bears are similar in size to that of the traditional candy. Each bear placed individually to form elaborate patterns on all four sides of the pyramid.

The pyramid's base structure is constructed out of metal with custom dual-paned acrylic boxes that encase the mosaic of bears. The translucency of the acrylic allows the sun to illuminate the bears during the day, while LED lights illuminate the pyramid at night. Visitors will be able to enter the pyramid opening up to 250 sq. ft. of play room. The footprint is 16 feet wide on each of the four bases and 14 feet tall at the apex.

The Team

The construction was led by Dicapria Delcarpio, and a team of volunteers: David Wright, Lilly Stevens, Michael Pukac, Marin Love, Trevor Twist, Kendrick Feller, Adrian Rodriguez, Gisela Valenzuela, Lisa Rosenthal, Raphael Kerley, Colin (Wizard), Allison Leevers, Robin Ward, Wren Merker, Shoshana Roselinsky, Martin Taylor, Paola Eisner, Indiana Joe Cross, Shane Mason, Lucy Pecora, Shane Saw Sischo, Jeanette Conley, Clarice Robenalt, Emily Toast, Carolina Gallegos, Biz Feinberg, Deb Linton, Tracey Sarita, Ben, Radhika Hersey, Joshua White, and more!

Beyond Burning Man

The Gummy Bear Pyramid has gone to:

  • SF Decompression 2017
  • Opulent Temple Fundraiser, The Armory SF in 2017
  • Toronto Lights Festival, Toronto Ontario in 2017-2018
  • Meow Wolf Santa Fe, in August 20182017