COCOON

Location

Tucson, AZ

Year

2014

Dimensions

14' x 42' 

Media

stainless steel, LED lighting

Client

Tucson Pima Arts Council

Gentle arcs are chaotically interwoven to form a open-ended stainless steel cocoon in the desert. Adjacent to a municipal bike path, the artwork offers an opportunity for travelers to explore their own senses of rebirth and realignment as they pass through the cocoon. During the daytime, the bright desert sun glints off the surface of the linear elements, while casting an organically geometric network of shadows onto visitors. At night, intensely colored lighting allows for the interaction between the static shadows of the artwork and the dynamic shadows created by visitors moving through and around the artwork.

Cocoon is an artist collaboration with Nina Borgia-Aberle and Blessing Hancock.