UNM Art Piece Blue Flower/Flor Azul Up for CoD+A Award
July 9, 2013“Blue 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.”