SOLANUM is an augmented sculpture designed and built from scratch for the lounge of the JW Marriott Hotel in downtown Houston. The physical body and its custom fit virtual guise were conceived to melt together and form a site-specific artwork closely corresponding with the given spatial structure.---
The sculpture consists of layered elements that are carefully aligned to one another and compose an organic pattern that seems to sprout from the underlying tile texture. The projected video content follows a circadian rhythm. By daytime, the sculpture seems to perform gentle movements, just as if it was dreaming and moving in its sleep. When night falls, the nocturnal being awakens and comes to live. It reveals its full beauty in vibrant and rhythmic animations, inviting its spectators to linger and observe this fascinating play.