designing for interaction

5’6”(h) x 5’3”(l) x 18”(w)


180 rotating panels compose Boris Anisfield’s Clouds over the Black Sea in an interactive structure designed and built for the Brooklyn Museum.


Visitors were encouraged to break traditional museum rules of “no touching” and allowed a hands-on-approach to interacting with the painting. Rotation of the overlapping panels produce a unique composition with every use.


installation at the Brooklyn Museum

back to work


  • bottom box structure: 3 layers of 3/4" plywood, edges capped with 1/4" hard maple

  • frame: hard maple assembled through windows in bottom box and secured with hardware

  • 19 steel rods: inserted into frame and bottom box

  • 180 panels: sandwiched ultralight mdf and chipboard covered with printed material


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