New Mexican artist Vince Kadlubek
recalls the moment he first entered Hyrule Forest in “The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.” Nearly an hour into the iconic Nintendo
64 video game, players heed warning from a wise polygonal owl before taking their first step into the sprawling green textured field. Kadlubek, CEO and co-founder of Meow Wolf
, said his career producing art spaces was drawn from the moment he led Link through the character’s first-ever 3D game.
“It was pretty clear to me early on [in my artistic career] that I was creating that same sense of wonder that you felt in ‘Ocarina of Time’ when you’re first in Hyrule and you have this sense that you could go anywhere and this world is yours to explore,” Kadlubek told Variety
Meow Wolf is an arts and entertainment collective that formed in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2008. The group’s eponymous headquarters includes a permanent art installation,