Monday, August 1, 2011

Sculpture and Thomas Glassford

Thomas Glassford is an artist working in Mexico City. His sculpture, Xipe Totec, is a skin of colored LED tubing that covers the 20 story National University of Mexico building.

The title, Xipe Totec, refers to the Aztec god, the flayed one, who cut off his own skin feed humanity. Like that death and rebirth symbol, the  sculpture is a skin of light that links the past to the present and the future.

Más info en este blog:

New York Times article on Xipe Totec here.

Tiles of Infinity is good article on the history of Arabic mathematics involved in creating the patterns in Xipe Totec.

1 comment:

Deb said...

The composition of the video is as interesting as the sculpture. Context!