Since I was a child living on the coast of Peru, I have always loved the beauty of the ocean; everything from the tides to the colors, to the bubbles and the foam. 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 that ranges from houses to boats to watch towers are made of these totora reeds. Evolving from these two ideas, I am proposing to create a piece for The Times Square Show 2011 that reflects the natural elegance of sea foam and totora reeds. 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 maintain 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.
This project is sponsored by the Times Square Alliance, The Armory Show, Nina Menocal Gallery,
Art Insurance Now, and Reaction Lighting Inc.