The whimsical and interactive Los Trompos art installation will make its Texas debut at Discovery Green Saturday, November 14 and will remain in the park through March 22, 2016. Los Trompos, meaning ‘the spinning tops’, was created by Mexico City designers Héctor Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena. During its stay at Discovery Green the colorful, large-scale, temporary installation, elements of which take their form from the common toy, will delight park visitors of all ages.
Twenty 3D structures will feature a variety of colors and shapes, creating a vibrant sea of movement. The tops will only spin when manipulated by two or more people, fostering an engaging connection. The tops in Los Trompos are all woven in a traditional style used by Mexican artists and will be assembled on site. Each top has a unique shape inspired by nature and traditional Latin American design, architecture and folk art.
To complement the installation, a series of performances by Houston community groups will take place every Friday evening beginning in December. Arts organizations and individual performers are being invited to present dance, spoken word, theatrical and musical performances at Los Trompos.
The art installation was made possible by a generous grant from the Kinder Foundation. Additional support is provided by the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, the Consulate General of Mexico in Houston and the professional services of the Weingarten Art Group.
Visitors can share their experiences using hashtag #LosTromposHTX and #MyHouston
Check out more details about the art installation here.