SYMPHONY OF THE SEAS ARTWORK: A JOURNEY INTO THE UNIMAGINABLE
Symphony of the Seas touts a diverse art program encompassing 13,347 contemporary works, from text-based pieces to immersive multimedia installations. The art collection on Symphony embodies the theme, “The Wonder of Our World, a Journey into the Unimaginable,” and invites guests into the unexpected with a wide array of dreamy, imaginative wonders that are conceptually intriguing, and aesthetically offbeat. A selection of key art pieces on board that guests won’t want to miss include:
- Big Wonder (SOFTlab, USA) – The Solarium is transformed on Symphony with an architecturally integrated installation created from thousands of dichroic acrylic elements. The location-specific sculpture spans an area of 2,594 square feet is the first artwork to be featured in the Solarium. The awe-inspiring engineering feat provide a transformative sensorial experience that explores the concept of infinite space.
*Location: deck 15, forward
- Paradox Void (Gregor Kregar, New Zealand) – Upon boarding the ship on the Royal Promenade, guests are welcomed by a monumental, kaleidoscopic maze of mirrors and colored lights. This 20-foot-tall, three-ton sculpture is made of 1,200 mirrored stainless-steel triangles and 200 sections of LED light strips. The piece invites travelers to interact with it via seating elements incorporated inside of the actual sculpture.
*Location: deck 5, forward
- Sound Shell (Daniel Canogar, Spain) – Inspired by the spiraling shape of a seashell, this LED, interactive sculpture activates when a guest steps into the shell for an intimate, rich audiovisual experience composed of unique soundscapes and soothing light therapy.
*Location: deck 6, aft
Elevator Lift Artwork:
- Imagine (Norbert Brunner, Austria) – Highlighting Earth’s microscopic beauty, the suspended and multilayered installation features a series of inflatable bubble sculptures – several bubbles contain 120 images each, others feature 20,000 hand-glued Swarovski crystals that spell out different text, and one bubble presents video footage on an LED panel. These beautifully detailed sculptures cascade down at the center of ship’s forward elevator bank.
*Location: lift lobby atrium, forward
- Kites (Marcelo Jacome, Brazil) – The colorful fabric installation comprised of 2,200 intertwined kites dazzle guests with an abstract rainbow-like experience. The subjective piece allows for each spectator to visually interact with it and expand their imagination for an intriguing journey at the ship’s aft elevator bank.
*Location: lift lobby atrium, aft
- Drier-Wig (dEmo, Spain) – One of the best photo-ops on board, the out-of-the-ordinary, motion-activated purple wig emits music when guests step beneath to wear it “on” their heads.
*Location: deck 6, starboard
- Deep Divers (dEmo, Spain) – These four whimsical diver sculptures will surprise and amaze guests in unexpected places throughout the ship, adding to the sense of adventure and wonder on board Symphony of the Seas.
Locations: Central Park, deck 8, midship; Pool deck, deck 15 – forward, aft, midship
- Crystal Hallway (John Breed, The Netherlands) – Inspired by the mesmerizing, real-life "Cave of the Crystals" found in Mexico, this piece can be found as guests walk from Entertainment Place to the casino. Iridescent, crystalline sculptures light up the way, surrounded by highly reflective, silver-plated panels, all mimicking the beauty of the natural sparkling chamber.
Location: deck 4, midship
Vitality Spa and Fitness Center:
- Invisible Wizard (Siebren Versteeg, U.S.) – Guests will get lost in the magic and beauty of this ever-changing, computer-coded generative painting. Located in the entry of the spa, special algorithms continuously render paint strokes, literally transforming before one’s eyes.
Location: deck 6, forward
- As vacationers wander the decks’ stairwells, they can explore the heart of the ship’s eclectic art collection, with photography, paintings, collages, drawings and more. Highlights include sculptural paintings by Spanish artist Nuria Mora; out-of-the-ordinary immersive narrative landings by Indian artist Suraj Kumar; and an adventure in murals by British artist Alexandra Gallagher.