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Tabla Geodesica

Client: David Ellenbogen

Location: Brooklyn, NY, United States

Completion date: 2016

Artwork budget: $4,000

Project Team


Seema Lisa Pandya


David Ellenbogen


Tabla Geodesica – by Seema Lisa Pandya 2016 is a light sculpture made from used tabla pudis (the skins of the Indian classical tabla drum) donated by tabla percussionists. Each round 'pudi' has been played for thousands of hours until the skin is no longer usable. As a former tabla student Seema experienced these sounds visually as a rhythmical “push-pull” “inhale-exhale” balance that is a fundamental building block of natural forms. She has woven these rhythmical instrument parts together to represent these polyrhythmic forms.” 28″x28″x18″