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UROS HOUSE

UROS HOUSE 2011
Production Video

Lighting Sculpture
Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Lafayette, Louisiana

Media: LEDs, diffusion material domes, silkscreen, aluminum, custom lighting sequence, electrical hardware

Dimensions: 10 ft x 5 ft x 5 ft

The Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum in Lafayette, Louisiana is Acadiana's architectural landmark and the largest art museum between Houston and New Orleans.

ARTIST STATEMENT (English / Espanol)

Since I was a child living on the coast of Peru, I have always loved the beauty of the ocean; everything from the tides to the colors, to the bubbles and the foam. Off the coast of Puno, Peru are the Uros Islands. The Uros Islands are floating islets that are made of totora reeds grown in Lake Titicaca. Everything that ranges from houses to boats to watch towers are made of these totora reeds. Uros House embodies the beauty of the sea foam, while maintaining the traditional technique and shape of the Uros islands houses.