Los Trompos

  • Project Type // Public
  • Artist // Héctor Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena
  • Partners // Nonprofit
  • Date // November 14, 2015 - March March 22, 2016
  • Location // Discovery Green in Houston
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Art installation by internationally acclaimed Mexico City designers Héctor Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena. Los Trompos or “the spinning tops” is a colorful large-scale installation that takes its form from the common toy. 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. Twenty 3D structures 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.

Esrawe and Cadena’s installation is the second selected by the Discovery Green Conservancy’s recently established Public Art Committee, chaired by Judy Nyquist and comprising community experts. Chosen for their creative and colorful designs, Esrawe and Cadena also shares the park’s commitment to connecting the community through art.