FISH BELLIES

Location

San Marcos, TX

Year

2013

Dimensions

30' x 15' x 12' - 12 total

Media

acrylic, stainless steel, LED lighting, electronics, touch sensors

Client

Texas State University

A series of organic glowing pods are loosely stacked to flow across a dormitory courtyard on the Texas State University campus. The large biomorphic forms draw inspiration from the social and biological diversity of the nearby San Marcos River, reflecting parallels between its ecological life and the University’s varied student body. During the day, the piece’s translucency recalls an ethereal anatomy while at night it transforms into a bioluminescent landscape. People can climb atop and occupy the inside of the shells, adjusting the color of their individual pod to create a personalized mini-environment.

Fish Bellies is an artist collaboration with Blessing Hancock.