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UROS HOUSE | Times Square 2011

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Before and After

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Floor Plan

UROS HOUSE 2011
Production Video

Outdoor Site-Specific Lighting Sculpture
The Times Square Alliance Public Arts Program
The Armory Show

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

Dimensions: 10 ft x 5 ft x 5 ft

This project is sponsored by the Times Square Alliance, The Armory Show, Nina Menocal Gallery,
Art Insurance Now, and Reaction Lighting Inc.

ARTIST STATEMENT (English / Espanol)

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.

My sculpture will be mounted to a secured structure on Duffy Square, titled "The Uros House". It will embody the beauty of the sea foam, while maintains the traditional technique and shape of the Uros islands houses. The structure will seemingly arise from the ground as if it were one with the earth.