May 5, 2005 Ralfonso is selected as the Winner of the 1st Prize and the USD 425,000 Commission in the International Sculpture Competition for the luxury condominium Opera Place Development www.operaplacewpb.com in W. Palm Beach, Florida. So far this project has not been built.
The successful kinetic sculpture submission is called Opera.
General Design: A light sculpture which changes colors and patterns according to people's choices by cell phone and internet from all around the world. They will see the actual changes they have requested via a hi res web-camera, so the sculpture can be viewed at all times from anywhere in the world. The sculpture also changes according to sensor input which can be customized such as weather, time of the day, stock market, etc.
General Design: The modular structure of TETRA consists of numerous Tetraheders which create a monumental suspended Tetraheder in space. It appears much like a ultra modern Lustre, but always in gentle motion....
The individual Tetraheders as well as the overall appearance will be custom-sized for the client's particular space.
There are interesting views from all sides, as well as from below. The cubes used are made of brushed and anodized aluminum (or if preferred – painted ABS, color selection open) and Lucite (acrylic).
General Design: TAO is a circular sculpture in the shape of the TAO sign. It is comprised of thousands of small curved metal (or glass) scales, which move gently in the wind, or are moved by water dripping down from the top of the frame.