Eclipse adds a contemporary touch to the historic Amor de Perdição square. The 6-meter, metallic purple sphere stands out against the traditional architecture that surrounds it, and offers a new view of the tried-and-true square.
Composed of a series of slanted, tube-like structures, the installation invites curious passersby to peer through it, allowing them to see their surroundings through a new lens.
It also appears to shape shift as one wanders around it, transforming from a perfect sphere into a more organic form.
In addition to its sculptural significance, Eclipse also acts has a fascinating function: it creatively distributes light.
During the day, its lustrous surface beams with sunlight. At night, however, only a section of the massive orb is lit by a spotlight, evoking the recognizable aesthetic of an eclipse and “leav[ing] part of the piece in the gloom.”