The TWU patio building site and the many stars that were integrated into the TWU architecture inspired in me thoughts about memory, romance, and aspirations.  The installation design was also inspired by my recent trip to Japan where I saw prayers written on paper and then tied to ropes in an interesting knot.  The installation for Under the Benign Sky was created by cutting and tying 4,900 pieces of mylar to 250 strings that were attached to 10 ropes. The strings hung from the open beam structure filling the space above the dancers thereby creating a layer of shining material that was reflective in this outdoor space.


Photos of the installation mock up , the site, the build, and the final  installation

Sketch of installation drawn by Nate Gibson

Brief video of Mylar installation