About OMG

OMG is a public art project conceptualized for the Pacific Wheel premiering at Glow 2013 in Santa Monica — dusk to dawn on September 28th.

Victoria Vesna is commissioned as one of 3 lead artists for this year’s Glow event in Santa Monica that will take place on September 28th. She is a world renowned artist known for her collaboration with scientists and work with media for many years with a focus on interactive artworks that immerse the audience and put them in the center of the work. Together with her team she is developing the the Octopus Mandala Glow project for the famous Pacific Wheel — the only solar wheel in the world!


Octopus Hat

Equipment Tests

Familiarizing the Wheel



Ferris Wheel History

The ferris wheel is named after George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr., who designed a 75-meter (250-foot) wheel for the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois in 1893. It was designed as a rival to the Eiffel Tower, the centerpiece of the 1889 Paris exhibition. This first wheel weighed 2000 tonnes (2200 tons) and could carry 2,160 persons at a time. Its axle was the largest piece of steel yet cast at that time…

Pacific Wheel

LIVE stream of the wheel

FERRIS WHEELS around the world: