Caterpillar's Longing

is the title for the entire experience of Caterpillar
transforming into Butterfly.

 

Papilio Merraculous

Moving and grooving to the Alabama Shakes at Coachella 2015.

 

Papilio Merraculous

At 90’ long and 17’ in diameter the Caterpillar
rears it’s head to a height of 34’. Internally
illuminated, animated pulsing lights flow across
it’s entire surface.

 

Papilio Merraculous

Situated around a 12-ton variable reach forklift, the Caterpillar roamed freely.

 

Desiderium Eruca

The flapping wings scintillate in the
ever-changing color wash of lights.

 

Desiderium Eruca

The Butterfly wings, gently flapping, rise to 55’ and open to a spread of 65’ to create shade for the people below.

 

Desiderium Eruca

Symbolizing the social appetites of our youth
in the journey of self-discovery and personal
transformation.

 

Desiderium Eruca

While rolling along, the participants
interactively “walked” or puppeteered
the neutrally buoyant legs, completing the experience.

 

Desiderium Eruca

A splash of color breaking the horizon
line is a beacon and an iconic landmark.

 

Desiderium Eruca

Disguising a 12 ton variable reach forklift,
the Butterfly was free to explore.

 

Desiderium Eruca

The wings are covered in 50,000 brilliantly colored flags that shimmer in the wind currents blowing across as they flap.

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Caterpillar’s Longing

by: Poetic Kinetics

Caterpillar’s Longing is Poetic Kinetics’ Coachella 2015 art project.  It encompasses two pieces, Papilio Merraculous (the caterpillar), and Desiderium Eruca (the butterfly).  Together they create one piece symbolizing the social appetites of our youth in the journey of self-discovery and personal transformation, turning an eye to the everyday miracles we so frequently take for granted.

Spread your wings

and fly…

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