This transparent spatial maze was organized in such a way as to suggest the skeleton (and scales) of a fish, while also looking like miniature mountains. Both of these formal abstractions contextually reference the site: the beach and the surrounding Santa Monica Mountains.
The big experiential idea was to give people an opportunity to be inside of a sculpture, to be able to walk through a sculpture, to interact spatially with a sculpture.
The skeletal, minimal aspect of the installation was also partly necessary to avoid adding high wind loads to the structure. The beach can be very windy.
So as to be environmentally conscious, a factor important to the City of Santa Monica and somewhat vital to temporary art, the project is constructed out of stock length pieces which can later be reused in other applications.
Please enquire about details/detailed drawings. They are not posted in the hope that this project will one day be installed, and at that point, they will be able to be examined in person.
25’ x 52’ plan x 9’ tall
Acrylic Tubes, LED rope
Santa Monica, CA
Santa Monica Beach, Pier Area
The City of Santa Monica