AZULIN is a light sculpture by Grimanesa Amoros.
Media: LEDs, diffusion material, customs lighting sequence, electric hardware
Dimensions: 87” x 77” x 120”
Growing inch by inch along the coastline of the tropicals lives and breathes the mangrove. Its roots duplicate through the crystal clear waters, developing a forest of mystery from within.
The mangrove is dense and interlaced. Nature is the purest form and most source of beauty; the mangrove is no exception, with its bright green leaves and deep roots lacing one another. Mangroves are a natural filter for the environment, protecting water quality by removing nutrients and pollutants. They protect those surrounding them by absorbing the influx of water due to heavy rains and storm surges. Mangroves are nature’s protectors, and those living there interact with them.
AZULIN was inspired by the Mangroves in Central America. The piece’s color is not the classic of the mangrove but represents its environment. These shrubs have a thirst for saltwater, as they have no home without it. They are connected to the sea, rooted in it. The piece aims to encapsulate the viewer with its twists and turns and lure them into exploring further, like the mangrove tempts to do with the dense wall of its branches.