Site-Specific Lighting Sculpture Installation

Tapestry Harlem

TAPIZ  |  New York, NY  2010

No Longer Empty is an innovative project involving a group of artists and curators who are interested in exploring a new paradigm of making and presenting art.

The joint venture team of Jonathan Rose Companies and Lettire Construction Corporation  developed Tapestry, a 12-story gateway residential building located in Harlem at the foot of the RFK Bridge in Manhattan.

Courtesy of the artist, No Longer Empty and El Museo Del Barrio, photo by Grimanesa Amorós Studio

This project is sponsored by No Longer Empty and El Museo Del Barrio.

Media: LEDs, diffusion material, slotted angle steel, vinyl coated steel cable, zinc coated hardware, custom lighting sequence, electrical hardware
Dimensions: 12 ft x 16 ft x 4 ft

ARTIST STATEMENT (English / Espanol)

Tapestries are hanging, multicolored, woven histories. In Tapiz, I am weaving the faces of 125th street together to represent a merging of past, present, and future. People from diverse backgrounds are converging in Harlem, which will generate a new cultural and economic renaissance.