Los Trompos Interactive Art Installation Brings Life-Sized Spinning Tops To West Palm Beach Waterfront

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by Lyssa Goldberg Jun 01, 2016 06:16 PM

Twenty larger-than-life, 3D spinning tops made from brightly colored fabric are popping up on the West Palm Beach Waterfront this week.

The interactive art installation called "Los Trompos" will make its debut Thursday, June 2, during this summer's Clematis by Night kickoff. The weekly event on the West Palm Beach Waterfront takes place Thursday nights from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and features free concerts with two bands and $2 domestic drafts.

It's part of a long list of events and attractions coming to the Waterfront during the city's Summer In Paradise series, which offers free family fun in the form of art, music and movies.

This installation comes from Mexico City designers Héctor Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena. They have brought their colorful creations to other destinations including the High Museum of Art in Atlanta and Discovery Green Park in Houston. This is Los Trompos' first time in Florida.

Visitors can spin the tops and even sit on their bases, but they're only meant to move when two or more people are working together to do so.

“Only through this interaction and collaboration will the work come to life and be complete,” Cadena, one of the artists, said in a release.

The kaleidoscopic works of art are inspired by traditional Latin American design, architecture and folk art. They will be showcased on the Great Lawn daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. through Aug. 28.

See photos of "Los Trompos" below:

Los Trompos

(Photo by Jonathan Hillyer via Esrawe Studio)

Los Trompos

(Photo by Jonathan Hillyer via Esrawe Studio)

Los Trompos

(Photo by Abel Klainbaum via Esrawe Studio)

Los Trompos

(Photo by Abel Klainbaum via Esrawe Studio)


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