Uros installation by Grimanesa Amorós, New York

February 21st, 2013 by retail design blog

Tribeca ISSEY MIYAKE is proud to present Uros, a lighting sculpture installation from a recent series of works by Peruvian artist Grimanesa Amorós. Uros will be unveiled on Thursday, December 15 and running through January 14th, 2012. When Amorós was a child living on the coast of Peru, she 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. They are floating islets made of totora reeds grown in Lake Titicaca. The pre-Incan Uros, who live on these forty-two self-fashioned floating islands, build everything out of this material -from houses to boats to watch towers. From these two ideas, Amorós created Uros to reflect the natural elegance of sea foam and totora reeds. The sculpture will seemingly arise from the ground as if it were one with the earth.

http://www.contemporist.com/2011/12/13/uros-by-grimanesa-amoros/

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