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Playful Rope Installation Adds Multifaceted Color to Gray Concrete Space

Located in a residential complex in Dumbo, Brooklyn is Prism by artist and architect Ins Esnal. The vibrant linear installation occupies the building's lobby, where its colorful ropes provide a bold contrast to the concrete, industrial-style walls and flooring.

Prism is constructed with elastic cords that stretch, twist, and intersect one another. Their multifaceted arrangements create simple geometries that are ever-changing depending on your vantage point. Sometimes, several triangles, layered on top of one another, will be visible. In other views, trapezoids and curving shapes are prominently featured.

Ropes are positioned along the wall's joint lines that overlook the lobby's walkway ramp. The airy space has pockets of sunlight that shine on the cords, and they capture these rays and reflect them into the room. Blues, reds, and yellows brighten the gray concrete. These colors change as you traverse the space, ensuring that this dynamic piece will keep you engaged from its beginning to end.

Ins Esnal: Website
via [ArchDaily]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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