Serpent of the Sun and the Moon

Guadalupe Maravilla
Presented in partnership with Waterloo Greenway + Simons Foundation

Serpent of the Sun and the Moon is a bronze sculpture commissioned by Fusebox and Waterloo Park specifically for the solar eclipse on April 8th 2024. This piece is part of Maravilla’s series of sculptures titled Disease Throwers created by Maravilla which function as vibrational healing instruments. It represents a serpent holding two gongs – a Sun Gong coming from the cloud and Moon gong from the mouth of the serpent. Each gong resonates at the frequency of their corresponding celestial bodies. The sculpture was produced in Mexico City and will be activated in a sound bath in preparation for the eclipse.

Scientific Thought Partner: Megan Kirchgessner

The unveiling of the sculpture will happen on April 2nd 7:00pm at Waterloo Park prior to the festival.

This work is supported by the Simons Foundation and is part of its ‘In the Path of Totality’ initiative.

Serpent of the Sun and the Moon

Waterloo Park Wheelchair Accessible
500 E 12th St, Austin, TX 78701

This sculpture will be on view at Waterloo Park during operational hours of the park from 5:00am – 10:00pm. Free and no tickets needed.

Special Events surrounding the installation are as follows:

  • Installation Unveiling + Sound Bath: Tuesday April 2nd at 10:00am
  • Opening Reception + Activation: Tuesday, April 2nd at 7:00pm

Additional collaborations with The Contemporary Austin to be announced soon!

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