SeedPods

SeedPods
Public interact with the glowing sculpture.
SeedPods
The open interior draws you into the experience.
SeedPods
Colored light is diffused through the acrylic interior.
SeedPods
Festival goers gather around the sculpture during the Dia de Los Muertos parade.
SeedPods
On site in the Woodlands, the sculpture compliments the surrounding architecture.
SeedPods
Costumed participants at the All Souls Procession, Tucson, AZ.
SeedPods
Brings interactivity and discovery to public art.
SeedPods
Captures an ethereal light quality.
SeedPods
Diffuses daylight beautifully.
SeedPods
A new and interesting experience in an urban setting.
  • In →
  • Acrylic,
  • Interactive,
  • LED,
  • Outdoor

SeedPods are interactive public art pieces currently under construction for The Woodlands, TX, a master-planned community in the Houston metropolitan area. A total of 5 sculptures will surround the Tinseltown intersection. The sculptures are inspired by abstract plant and animal life forms. The clean exterior pod form belies the internal complexity of the organic shapes inside the sphere. The two openings on either end invite viewers to peer into the artwork and discover the visual wonder inside.

During the day, SeedPods is a pure white form while at night the acrylic glows with vibrant colors. Visitors interact with the sculptures through a touch-sensitive lighting design, which allows them to change the color of the lighting by touching a button. People can cycle through the entire color wheel exploring different hues. Each visitor is able to select a color and have a direct impact on the visual effect of the artwork.

In addition to this commission, the prototype for SeedPods has become an interactive traveling exhibit. The piece has been featured at Spark! Mesa’s Festival of Creativity, the Chalk the Block Festival, the Glow Light Festival, AfterGlow, and the All Souls Procession. The piece continues to be exhibited in different locations.

Status:
currently commissioned

Dimensions:
6' dia - 5 total

Materials:
powder coated aluminum, acrylic, LED lighting, touch sensitive electronics

Location:
The Woodlands, TX

Commissioning Agency:
Woodlands Development Company

Artist:
Joe O'Connell and Blessing Hancock