Outdoor Site-Specific Lighting Sculpture

The Times Square Alliance Public Arts Program, The Armory Show

UROS HOUSE  |  New York, NY  2011

The Armory Show, Times Square Alliance, and Nina Menocal Gallery presented Uros House, a lighting sculpture by Grimanesa Amorós, during the Armory Arts Week in New York City’s Times Square.

The exhibition of large-scale work by Amorrós was made possible with the support of the Rockefeller Foundation, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Media: LEDs, diffusion material domes, silkscreen, aluminum, custom lighting sequence, electrical hardware
Dimensions: 7 ft x 7 ft x 12 ft

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, ranging from houses to boats to watch towers, is 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 maintaining 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.