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UNM Art Piece Blue Flower/Flor Azul Up for CoD+A Award

July 9, 2013

Flor Azul by Federico MuelasBlue Flower,” the art piece that faces Cen­tral Ave. on George Pearl Hall, is up for award con­sid­er­a­tion by the Col­lab­o­ra­tion of Design + Art (CoD+A) people’s choice awards. It is the dis­tinc­tive white dis­play wall that fea­tures drops of blue ink expand­ing in clear water on the 900 sq. ft. cus­tom made LCD screen.

Fed­erico Mue­las is the artist who was com­mis­sioned by the New Mex­ico arts agency to cre­ate a per­ma­nent pub­lic art instal­la­tion for George Pearl Hall, home to the Uni­ver­sity of New Mex­ico School of Archi­tec­ture and Plan­ning and Fine Arts and Design Library.

Mue­las writes, “It was four years in the mak­ing, included more than 30 col­lab­o­ra­tors from all over the world and required more than 8,000 hours of work. ‘Blue Flower’ was also recently selected by Amer­i­can for the Arts as one of the Top 50 Pub­lic Arts projects of the year.”

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Video about the design and construction of "Blue Flower" >