Public Sculptures by Grimanesa Amorós seen at Time Square, Father Duffy Square, New York - UROS HOUSE
Public Sculptures by Grimanesa Amorós seen at Time Square, Father Duffy Square, New York - UROS HOUSE
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UROS HOUSE

Description
The Armory Show, Times Square Alliance, and Nina Menocal Gallery presented Uros House, a lighting sculpture by Grimanesa Amorós, during the Armory Arts Week in New York City’s Times Square.

The exhibition of large-scale work by Amorrós was made possible with the support of the Rockefeller Foundation, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

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, ranging from houses to boats to watch towers, is made of these totora reeds. Uros House embodies the beauty of the sea foam while maintaining the traditional technique and shape of the Uros islands houses.

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 maintaining 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.
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Meet the Creator

Grimanesa Amorós (born in Lima, Peru, lives and works in New York City) is an interdisciplinary American artist, globally known for her large-scale light sculpture installations. She has diverse interests in the fields of social history, scientific research and critical theory, which have greatly influenced her work. Her process remains organic and instinctive. The intuitive relationship to technology is a distinctive feature of Amorós’ practice. Amorós researches the locations, histories and communities of the installation sites. Her works incorporates elements from sculpture, video, lighting, and technology to create site-specific installations to engage architecture and create community.”

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