location: Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, North Carolina
dimensions: 210' wide × 44' high
materials: Aluminum, steel, programmable LEDs
Shimmer Wall (2009) is a public art piece by American artist Thomas Sayre. Nearly 80,000 four-inch aluminum panels together depict an oak tree which flutters in the breeze. Shimmer Wall artfully screens HVAC equipment on the western wall of the city of Raleigh's Convention Center. At night, the wall glows with LED light which slowly fades from color to color in an ode to the sunset.