After three years of design and fabrication, we celebrated the dedication of Reflect and Resound at the Austin Shelter for Women and Children in Austin, TX.
Reflect and Resound are a pair of sensory play-house sculptures that are located in the daycare facility of the Austin Shelter for Women and Children. Reflect is a walk-in kaleidoscope that engages each child to discover their own reflection as a mandala. Resound is a sound-hood that invites children to make and listen for sounds from nearby child-height jewel-flowers or listen for birdsong from the ten-foot jewel-flower that reaches up into the canopy of an oak tree. My hope is that Reflect and Resound will provide a safe space for children to create an extraordinary experience with their bodies and voices through their own ordinary movements and sounds.