Client: Facebook Meta
Location: Austin, TX, United States
Completion date: 2018
Artwork budget: $80,000
Armonia Spaces LLC
This polychromatic tunnel is deeply influenced by my rich upbringing in Mérida, Venezuela. My exposure to vibrant colors and the geometric tectonic formations of the Andes mountain range scenery led me to try to emulate the awe-inspiring splendor created by Mother Nature.
In order to activate this space, my assistants and I worked over 130 hours; threading 35,000 feet of monofilament & hand blending the paint into analog tones to enhance the viewer’s kinetic experience. Simulating the connectivity found in both Facebook’s core values and the Meta Open Arts, this artwork seeks to bridge the open environment with the innate creativity of all who engage with this space.
Material: Monofilament, interior acrylic latex, aluminum & acrylic clear rods
Dimension: 30’ x 9’ x 8’
To create a sculpture that will serve as a powerful visual reference space and inspire visitors and employees.
This large-scale project involved in-depth collaboration with builders, the architectural firm on the project, and fabrication companies. This was an active conversation between these professionals that came together to make this idea crystalized into a reality.