Serpent of the Sun and the Moon

Presented in partnership with Fusebox & The Simons Foundation
Location: Lebermann Plaza, Waterloo Park
Date: April 2, 2024
Time: Event times vary

Commissioned by Fusebox and Waterloo Greenway, Guadalupe Maravilla’s Serpent of the Sun and the Moon is a bronze sound-healing sculpture designed specifically for the solar eclipse on April 8.

The sculpture will be on view in the Lebermann Plaza at Waterloo Park daily during park hours beginning April 2, 2024. The installation is free and open to the public.

Sound Bath led by Guadalupe Maravilla
10 AM – Reservation required. Space is limited.

Join us for a transformative sound bath led by Guadalupe Maravilla as this sculptural installation is unveiled and its sound healing properties are activated for the first time.

Meet the Artist & Opening Celebration
7 PM – Free; Open to the Public

Celebrate the unveiling of a brand-new installation by Guadalupe Maravilla alongside the artist.


Serpent of the Sun and the Moon is part of a series of sculptures titled ‘Disease Throwers’ which function as vibrational healing instruments. It represents a serpent holding two gongs – a Sun Gong coming from the cloud and Moon gong from the mouth of the serpent. Each gong resonates at the frequency of their corresponding celestial bodies. The sculpture was produced in Mexico City and will be activated in a sound bath in preparation for the eclipse.

The installation is one of seven projects nationally supported by the Simons Foundation as part of their newly launched Triangle Program, which brings together artists, scientists, and producers to create new artworks and engage audiences in creative ways. The Triangle Program is part of the broader In the Path of Totality initiative.


The Salvadoran-born, New York-based transdisciplinary visual artist and healer Guadalupe Maravilla was part of the first wave of unaccompanied, undocumented children to arrive at the United States border in the 1980s as a result of the Salvadoran Civil War. As an adult, Maravilla was diagnosed with cancer, which he attributes to his migrational trauma, and grounds his practice in the historical and contemporary contexts belonging to the undocumented and cancer communities, combining pre-colonial Central American ancestry, personal mythology, and collaborative performative acts. While undergoing cancer treatment, he was introduced to sound therapy, a healing practice that uses tonal vibrations produced by gongs to improve physical and psychological health. Maravilla is a trained sound healer who regularly holds workshops for undocumented immigrants, cancer patients and survivors, and those in need of vibrational healing.