Caustic Chasm
Public Installation
2017—01
Glimmering in the sunlight, this installation, like a cave of wonders, draws users in. The unused public plaza is transformed into an obscure space which provokes users to explore and discover the threshold up close. As visitors meander through the
piece they come into close proximity and witness a shared experience subconsciously creating a social bond and a newfound awareness of their immediate surroundings.

The overall structure is based on that of a biological cellular formation. As people gather, explore, and question this organic form a dynamic rhythm is created. Reflections bounce throughout the piece and colorful shadows wash onto users as they immerse themselves within the installation
allowing this physical and sensual transformation to occur as they enter into this shared public realm.


Palo Alto Prototyping Festival
Co-created with Autumn Austin
Palo Alto, CA