METAMORPHOSIS 

METAMORPHOSIS 

Commissioned for the International Marketplace, Osaka, Japan.

This artwork reveals sculptures within a sculpture during its 38-minute automated program.

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A ring of illuminated ellipses at the sculpture's base is animated to suggest the movement of water.

A 4 m (12') ball of rock glows and splits open as if volcanically, to reveal a telescoping stalk that rises 10 meters (33').

Out of the stalk blooms a floral form, followed by a choreography of umbrellas which open and close, lit from within.

Finally, a spikey globe descends from the ceiling, puncturing the flower and driving it back into the rock ball.

METAMORPHOSIS, detail

METAMORPHOSIS, detail