Permanent Outdoor Site-Specific Light Sculpture Installation

Allure of the Seas

RACIMO  |   Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas Bridge in Central Park, Turku, Finland  2011


ICART, the art advisor for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, sponsored RACIMO. It is a site-specific lighting sculpture created for Allure of the Seas at Finland, the largest cruise ship in the world. The curatorial vision for Allure of the Seas is, “The Wonder of our World Cultures”.

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

Dimensions: 26 ft 3 in x 46 ft x 3 ft 3 in.


Racimo is an outdoor site-specific lighting sculpture installation. Additionally, I have silk screened the domes with drawings done by the artist of vineyards in Peru. Finally, the hemispheres illuminate with pixel-mapped LED nodes running on a programmed light sequence created for Racimo.

As a child, I spent many late afternoons walking through the rows of vines in Pisco, Peru. Because of this, I am fascinated by the shapes and beauty of grapes. Thus, Racimo is a term for grapevine’s natural growth pattern and structure.