A colorful, interactive, sculpture has landed in the Financial District. “Geo,” created by the design studio Hou de Sousa, is a massive dome filled with colorful corridors made of a vibrant rainbow of colored ropes. Presented by the Downtown Alliance, you can see “Geo” in front of 140 Broadway.
This large-scale public art piece stretches 30 feet by 10 feet and is designed to give the impression of a “towering urban landscape.” Composed of steel frames and over five miles of fluorescent paracord, the piece invites guests inside to explore its meandering paths.
Once night falls, the art installation is illuminated from within by a series of lights. The lights make the already bright colors of the chords really glow and stand out. While the shape of the piece mimics the towering skyscrapers that surround it, its colors create a juxtaposition. Neon hues of pink, yellow, green, and purple pop against the somewhat monotone color palette of the lower Manhattan buildings that surround the sculpture.
Hou de Sousa says that “Geo” “serves as a companion to the nearby monumental sculptures of Isamu Noguchi and Mark di Suvero, while also providing a glowing beacon in the heart of New York City.” This is not the first time that a Hou de Sousa sculpture has appeared on the streets of the Financial District. The design form brought another bright, illuminated piece called “Ziggy” to New York City for the holiday season in the Fall of 2020. It was installed at 200 Water Street. “Geo” will be on view through March 30. Check out more photos of the sculpture in the gallery below:
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