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Houston's chromatic underpass

Houston's chromatic underpass
A case on what transitioning into 2021 has felt like.

A sickly green that awakens the senses yet feels like a punch to my stomach at the same time. This is not a freshly cut grass type of green. It's more like the I-just-woke-up-from-a-nightmare kind, one where I was being taken into an alien ship against my will, and at the same time felt like an adventure because I'd never experienced anything like this before.

For a visual person like myself, finding words to describe the tactile sensation, and the electrical brain activity that you feel when walking along this space would fall too short.

The warmth of that red, followed by the cooling reward of making it all the way to the end without losing your way is just too much to cheapen by this apprentice's humble vocabulary.

This wonder to the eyes is the newly installed piece by the late Venezuelan master Carlos Cruz-Diez, titled "Cromosaturacion". A light tunnel that connects the original MFAH building to its new Kinder building addition.

 

Carlos Cruz Diez color light installation at MAFH underpass, Museum Fine Arts Houston

 

 

Color is a powerful force that can turn your life upside down, inside out. I'm in a constant search for finding new ways of awakening sensations that infuse the skin by way of the eyes.

 

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