Rosalia is leading the effort to assemble a complex assembly of parts extracted from the digital models. After days of preparation and negotiating the queue at the laser cutter, the model goes together in ONE DAY!
The Grotto for Meditation proposed in 1963 for New Harmony, Indiana commissioned by Mrs. Jane Blaffer-Owen was the culmination of Frederick Kiesler's life-long project. Though the structure was not realized in New Harmony at the time, it embodies all of the influences of his career from surrealism to biology and cybernetic theory. Through our University and the Blaffer Foundation, we are engaged in formal research and tectonic resolution of the project employing contemporary digital modeling and fabrication technologies at our College and in our city.