Buried more than five feet underground, the viewer is afforded an unexpected view of the artists’ subterranean installation seen the windows of the sculpture.
Amuneal worked with the Artist’s drawings and produced 3D engineered models allowing us to create a structural aluminum framework, fiberglass moisture barrier, and brick and mortar façade to protect the artwork from the elements both above and below ground.
The interior installation was illuminated through a series of LED lights that were powered during the day by a series of car batteries concealed in the parapet of sculpture. The batteries were recharged each evening by power drawn from a nearby lamppost. In addition to the hundreds of individual elements composed by the artist, a DC lighting system, dehumidifying system, and series of fans were also integral to the sculpture.
Transported in four pieces, the sculpture was assembled on site and final adjustments were made to its interior composition. Once fully assembled, the entire 3,000 pound structure was hoisted above Central Park and lowered into a 5’ deep by 12’ long excavated pit. Once in place, the lower portion of the unit was covered with earth and then finished by reinstalling the concrete pavers.