Cocoon - CODAworx

Client: Tucson Pima Arts Council

Location: Tucson, AZ, United States

Completion date: 2014

Project Team


Joe O'Connell


Blessing Hancock


Nina Borgia-Aberle


Creative Machines


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.