Larger-than-life spinning tops
“Los Trompos” (“Spinning Tops” in Spanish) draws its inspiration from a toy that has been popular with children around the world since the dawn of time. This large-scale, interactive artistic installation engages visitors in a way that is both meaningful and playful.
Los Trompos features a set of larger-than-life, three-dimensional spinning tops in a variety of colors and shapes. The colorful surfaces of each top are created in part by fabric woven in a traditional Mexican style. The fabric is stretched over the modules to seat several people at once.
Functioning as both artwork and rotating platform, each sculpture acts as a gathering place for relaxation, social interaction and entertainment. By working together to create momentum, visitors can spin the tops on their bases. Through interaction and collaboration, Los Trompos comes to life and gives new meaning to the art of play.
Los Trompos was first commissioned by High Museum of Arts, Atlanta.
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“Los Trompos was an incredible activation for Charlotte SHOUT! The public responded to the installation immediately and never seemed to want to stop. Watching children, and adults that became children, play and frolic with the tops was inspirational.”
ROBERT KRUMBINE, Chief Creative Officer, Charlotte Center City Partners, Charlotte (USA)