Architeuthis (“Archie”) will be constructed by Peter Hazel’s team in his studio in Reno, Nevada. The main structure is a single piece sculpted from cement and internally supported with rebar. Handmade ceramic tiles and embedded LED lights, similar in style to Octavius, cover the exterior. The lighting will be set to pulse up and down the arms to give the creature the appearance of silently moving through the cover of night.
An opportunity to explore the details of Architeuthis invites people to come closer and interact with the rarely seen giant squid. The body, arms and tentacles formed to look as if the creature is in motion. Its colorful exterior made from coin-sized smooth, durable ceramic tiles, making it safe and inviting to explore and climb by children of all ages.