Achilles is a sculptural piece made out of 445 unique triangles cut precisely out of plywood. The triangles are assembled with steel brackets into a life size giraffe. The piece will be painted to resemble a giraffe. A section of each triangle will represent a spot on its coat. The piece was created to raise awareness about the dwindling population of the West African giraffe. The giraffe is also a known symbol of intuition and farsightedness. Visitors will then be invited to draw a vision of their future with chalk on its coat.
The final piece will be displayed on June 6, 2014 at the FIGMENT art festival in Governors Island throughout
the whole summer.