Mutopia is a spiraling sculptural installation of Seedpods laid out according to the Golden Ratio, a proportion found throughout art and nature. Made of interactive fire, cast aluminum, LED light, video screens, sensors, steel, copper and stainless steel, these thirteen Seedpods lie within a 97’ x 60’ footprint. Each Pod showcases a different stage of growth, from emergence to full bloom.
At night Mutopia comes alive – illuminated with light and fire that beckon visitors to enter. The newest Pods are rumbling, hissing steam and glowing with an inner light which occurs with greater or lesser intensity according to human proximity.
Moving along the spiral arm, the Pods are extending roots, cracking open, exposing the beginnings of growth and a fire’s glow. A delicate ambient flame quickly develops into propane-driven pneumatics, bursting with fire and movement.
In its final stages of growth, Mutopia’s flowers bloom with a show of multi-colored, multi-directional computer-controlled, liquid-fueled fire. At the zenith of maturity, Mutopia majestically projects its seeds and pollen into the environment with a dramatic final blast from the inner sanctum.