a maze of balancing beams

A path of intersecting wooden beams challenges us to keep our balance!

In uncertain times, often all we can do is put one foot in front of the other and know that we are in this together. This is the central message of In the Balance, a play structure in which visitors are invited to carefully walk on different balancing beam paths. Twists and turns require us to make pivots, mimicking our actions when circumstances in our lives change. The paths inevitably intersect each other, reminding us to consider our shared
experience with other beings, especially when we are focused on our own goals.

In the Balance is a temporary art installation located in the Museum Park and is free for the public to experience (no Museum admission required).

Who Made This?

Risa Puno
1981, Louisville, KY
lives in
New York, NY

Risa Puno is an interactive artist whose work examines invisible systems that guide human interaction. Puno’s work embodies the spirit of kapwa: a Tagalog word that has been used by psychologist Virgilio Enriquez to describe one of the core beliefs of pre-colonial Filipino culture. Puno’s works are, like Enriquez’s kapwa, “a recognition of a shared identity, an inner self, shared with others.” Follow the artist’s work @risapuno on Instagram.

This installation is made possible by