Artist Projects

Psychic Body Grotto


Anna Sew Hoy

In Psychic Body Grotto, spontaneous gesture becomes architecture. This is a figurative gazebo—cast in bronze and sited outdoors—that provides relief from everyday Cartesian structures. Psychic Body Grotto is unpredictable and organic, created with rough gestures in clay. The clay maquette is brought to life-size in bronze so that viewers can walk in and become enclosed. In the Grotto, possibilities exist for invented ritual and spontaneous gathering.

Project Updates

  • Los Angeles, CA, MAY 21, 2017 – Please join LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division) and Anna Sew Hoy in celebrating the opening of Psychic Body Grotto, on Sunday, May 21, 2017 from 3pm-7pm at the Los Angeles State Historic Park (1245 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012.) The opening event will include artist activations by Benjamin Boatright, Cirilo Domine, Dylan Mira, Corey Fogel, and LA Fog. The bronze sculpture will be on view thereafter to the public during park hours.

  • The Los Angeles State Historic Park will open in April 2017. Psychic Body Grotto, the artist’s second and largest public sculpture to date, will debut at the opening of the park.