Illuminated LED forest ‘Entwined’ returning to Golden Gate Park for the holiday season

Illuminated LED forest ‘Entwined’ returning to Golden Gate Park for the holiday season Image: @RecParkSF via Twitter
Joe Kukura
Published on October 08, 2021

Many of us were still scared to leave the house last December when the illuminated LED installation "Entwined" was aglow in Golden Gate Park, because of a stay-at-home order and ‘Purple’ tier COVID-19 restrictions. But this coming holiday season, fortune is favoring the overly cautious, as the San Francisco Parks Alliance has announced that the Entwined display will return in December.


“The secret's out...Entwined will return to Golden Gate Park for this holiday season!” the Parks Alliance said in a tweet. “Starting December 2, the enchanted forest of ever-changing lights will be back to illuminate Peacock Meadow for visitors of all ages to enjoy.”


Artist Charles Gadekan himself hinted at the return last month in a Facebook post, but did not mention the installation site would again be Golden Gate Park.

Gadeken’s work has transcended the Burning Man circuit on which it was popularized. Here in San Francisco, he’s had the fractal sculpture Squared on display in Hayes Valley, and he’s had work appear in the annual Hearts of San Francisco series that appears around Valentine’s Day. It’s a joy that the Entwined sculptures will return on a year when more families and art lovers will be comfortable tromping around in public.

Entwined will be on display Thursday, December 22, 2021 through Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at Peacock Meadow in Golden Gate Par. Admission is free.