54.2

2012 / Salvaged wood beams, steel, burlap, blown glass, copper wire, earth, cacti, electrical components

54.2 is an interior for a small restaurant ancillary to a commissary, serving two street taco trucks. The room was conceived of as a series of stratified horizontal layers: a haphazard bent copper tube suspension system; lit, blown glass pendants designed to have cavities in which succulents and cacti are planted; reclaimed wood slabs serving as tables, benches and a bar top; a forest of steel tubes making up the table and bench legs; a concrete floor.  The visitor pierces through these layers as they make their path through the room.

Photography by Gwenael Lewis