Glow-in-the-Dark Outdoor Art: 15 Designs That Come Alive At Night

Giant Illuminated Rabbits by Amanda Parer



Three-story-tall inflatable rabbits invaded the lawns of downtown Los Angeles for ‘Intrude,’ a public art installation by Australian artist Amanda Parer. The work calls attention to the plague of rabbits in Australia, which has an enormous impact on the nation’s ecosystem.

Bioluminescent Leaf Trail by Miya Ando




Artist Miya Ando released 1,000 non-toxic resin leaves coated with phosphorescence into a Puerto Rican pond for ‘Obon,’ an installation inspired by the Japanese Buddhist festival of the same name. The leaves simulate Puerto Rico’s naturally bioluminescent bays.

‘Sakura’ Reichstag Installation by Miya Ando





“Sakura” [Reichstag] Temporal, Outdoor, Public… by miyaando

Ando also completed ‘Sakura Reichstag,’ a temporary outdoor installation in which invisible luminous paint was applied to snow outside the Berlin building. Passersby stopped to stare at the strange little glowing flowers, which seemed to be trapped beneath the snow.

Glow in the Dark Smart Highway by Daan Roosegaarde



It’s kind of surprising there aren’t more glow-in-the-dark urban markings, especially since the project has potential to be cheap, low-tech and effective. Daan Roosegaarde proved as much with his ‘Smart Highway’ glow-in-the-dark road near the city of Ohs in the Netherlands. The paint for the ‘glowing lines’ was developed by construction firm Heijmans to absorb sunlight during the day and glow for eight hours after dark, ensuring that motorists always know where the edges of the roads are.