Space Palette - CODAworx

Space Palette

Submitted by Paul Sable

Client: Tech Museum of Innovation

Location: San Jose, CA, United States

Completion date: 2016

Artwork budget: $50,000

Project Team


Paul Sable

Art for Health Care


Tim Thompson


This is a Musical Instrument that generates Video and Music by waving your hands in the defined space of the Palette. It is 5′ by 8′ feet. The structure is Walnut and American Cedar. There are multiple programs running to integrate the aspects of the Video, Music and 3D camera images that capture your movements and translate them into Art and Music.


The project is an installation in a Tech Museum. The goal is to have even non-musicians and artists be able to create beautiful works with ease. The technological aspects are sublimated to the final results for people to enjoy and have fun creating art and music.


Tim Thompson created the software and assembled the hardware for the piece. Paul Sable created a beautiful work of art to house the magic of the Technology. This was an elaborate process between the Artist and the Technology specialist involving many hours of collaboration.

Additional Information

The Space Palette is available by Commission from the artists. His collaboration with Light Sculptor and master woodworker, Paul Sable began about 1 year ago. The Space Palette has been displayed at Burning Man, Lucidity Festivals, Lightening in a Bottle Festivals, The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, The Museum of Art and History in Santa Cruz, The San Jose Fine Art Museum, The Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery, The San Jose Children’s Discovery Museum, First Friday events in Santa Cruz, Venice Beach, It is Currently on display at the Kaleid Gallery in San Jose CA also at the SCCMOD.