Desert Row

Proposal for the Miami Design District yearly commission 2023

Desert row highlights the ephemeral beauty of our natural world through bespoke installations scattered through Miami Design District that invite users to use, see, and touch unexpected functional sculptures.
Molded out of gypsum plaster and natural fiber extracted from the site and its surroundings, this installation gives a glimpse of the picturesque yet frightening prospect of the impact of global warming, and the environmental changes that it incurs.
As a way to challenge the current take on the
use of natural resources, we will use organic fiber such as palm tree leaves, loofah, rafia, and jute as architectural and structural components. When combined with gypsum plaster, these will gain renewed ascetic qualities that will trigger the senses.