Fata Morgana, Teresita Fernández

SITU Fabrication assisted artist Teresita Fernández in fabricating her expansive installation in Madison Square Park, which was open from May 2015 to January 2016.

Titled Fata Morgana, the installation consisted of a series of perforated gold mirror discs that were suspended over a 500 sq ft portion of walkways surrounding the central lawn.

Working closely with the artist, we developed a variety of disc patterns, a system for layering the discs and a flexible suspension structure.

We used parametric modeling tools and by working through a series of material studies, our experimental production process provided a deeper understanding of the project’s larger fabrication challenges.


Teresita Fernández


New York, NY




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