Metamorphosis - CODAworx


Submitted by Yuliya Gabriella

Client: Private Client

Location: Dallas, TX, United States

Completion date: 2023

Artwork budget: $8,000

Project Team


Yuliya Gabriella


Alfonso Alvarez


So simple yet complex, ‘Metamorphosis’ is there to remind us that growth and expansion require patience, precision, and persistence.

It took 90 hours to create the artwork. I began by studying shapes and angles and how they form patterns. Then I calculated the precise measurements for the 3D triangle that would form a hexagon when laid out on the canvas. After hand-painting the paper, I cut it into thin strips that formed the shape I needed. Every little deviation in cuts or folds resulted in a change in the shape of the triangle, so I needed all 240 of them to be exactly the same size and width to form the perfect and symmetrical pattern. Since the paper I used to create the triangles was smooth, I wanted the surface of the canvas to be equally smooth. Therefore, I applied five thin layers of gesso, sanding the canvas after each layer had dried. Then I laid out all the triangles one by one to form the pattern.

Size: 40*40 inches. Mixed media on canvas.


The dynamic, shape-shifting and color-changing nature of the artwork can help to create a more immersive and engaging environment, providing a unique and memorable experience for those who pass through the space.