The incredibly intricate and surprisingly minimalist acrylic rod sculpture by Japanese artist and designer Tokujin Yoshioka is installed in the lobby of the One Allen Center skyscraper in Houston, Texas. As part of a $48.5 million restoration process, the city has commissioned the artist to create one of his authentic pieces. Cleverly titled 'Prismatic Cloud,' the artwork consists of 17,700 acrylic rods and 3,540 discrete cables.
The artist is renowned for his experimental work with installations that are heavily reliant on light design. Prismatic Cloud is no different, in the sense that it is meant to "transcend concepts of shape by giving a figure to all human senses, utilizing immaterial elements." The arrangement of the Yoshioka's acrylic rod sculpture is meant to facilitate light reflection during the day, hence bring a bright and uplifting component to the skyscraper's lobby.
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