Photos: Improving Lake Thoreau’s “Pyramid of Light”

The “Pyramid of Light” is getting a makeover.

The temporary public art project created by South Lakes High School students and unveiled in May, has suffered the effects of this summer’s wind and rain storms. A large portion of the plexiglas panels has fallen off the pyramid-shaped structure that sits atop the Lake Thoreau spillway.

The students — Sammy Nazam, Gabriella Rando, Margaret Lashley, and Tehmeena Salahin — have been working during summer break to create about 100 new brightly colored panels. On Wednesday, they, along with art teacher Marco Rando and other helpers, were at the site replacing the panels with new reinforced hanging materials.

The project has received approval to remain in place until the end of August.

The SLHS students teamed with the Initiative for Public Art Reston (IPAR) to turn the spillway into public art. In addition to creating the work, they had to go through a lengthy approval process with Reston Association’s Design Review Board.

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