Toluwalase Rufai and Khai Grubbs are two recent architecture graduates who joined together to form Toki, an art collective based in the Washington, D.C. area. The duo creates installations that aim to temporarily modify the perception you feel when standing in a public space via rhythm, movement, transparency, and ephemerality. The three-dimensional works engage viewers letting them experience the work on their own. The Synth Series begins with a colorful creation, made from yarn, that represents the sounds of music in a physical form.
The lines of yarn let you follow along becoming connected with the piece and the more you do so, the colors blend drawing you to another world, just like music does. Over the span of 2-3 days, the pair creates their architectural sculptures, letting views watch the process along the way.