Cocoon is an engaging, illuminated sculpture that you can walk through and feel yourself transformed by the experience. Our primary goal is to express a sense of rebirth and transformation. Set along a bike/pedestrian path in an open landscape at the edge of town, Cocoon offers a sense of enclosure and release as you pass through it. At night, colored light transforms the inside of the cocoon into a shadow theater where people can see themselves projected onto the surface of the sculpture and its surroundings.
Cocoon was a collaboration between Joe O'Connell, Blessing Hancock, Nina Boargia-Aberle and Creative Machines.
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Art matters. Attention to the details of our environment leads to love of place, which brings us to take responsibility for the spaces where we live and work. And by extension, the people with whom we live and work. And by extension, to our local communities, our cities, our nations, and our world.
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