Rafa Esparza (b. 1981, Los Angeles, California, United States) lives and works in Los Angeles, California, United States. KT Hyperspace is an Olmec monument distorted as if on the edge of a wormhole. The work is made from the artist’s family’s adobe recipe, mixed with soil from the KT boundary, the thin geological boundary that marks the break between the Cretaceous and Paleogene period, commonly known as the moment when dinosaurs—and most other life forms on the planet—went extinct.
Major support for the High Line Plinth is provided by Shelley Fox Aarons, Jennifer Allan Soros, Elizabeth Belfer, Suzanne Deal Booth, Fairfax Dorn, Andy and Christine Hall, Hermine Riegerl Heller, J. Tomilson Hill, The Holly Peterson Foundation, Annie Hubbard, Dorothy Lichtenstein, Donald R. Mullen, Jr., Miyoung Lee and Neil Simpkins, Doug Oliver, Mario J. Palumbo, Jr., Susan Scherr, Susan Viniar, and Anonymous.