Fire-finished and sanded cedar in a sonic/kinetic facade layout.

The artwork responds to changes in air currents and wind, producing subtle rain-like sounds as well as slow, rhythmic visible motions.

 The fire-scorched cedar pieces are sanded down and finished with oil. This fire-finish is based on shou sugi ban, a Japanese charring technique.

The fire-scorched cedar pieces are sanded down and finished with oil. This fire-finish is based on shou sugi ban, a Japanese charring technique.

The light density of cedar wood results in strong acoustic resonance. Cedar is a popular tonewood, used in many traditional Western stringed instruments. We leverage these acoustic properties here, extending sound across the space.