March 8, 2009
There are so many really nice light sculptures/art installations out already, but Lighting designer Bruce Munro shows that there are never enough. And that they keep getting even more beautiful.
Munro´s famous Field of Light (an apppropriate name) will be shown at the Eden Project in Cornwall, England, this winter. It was inspired by the way the desert flowers after a rainstorm.
“Munro was transfixed by the way the red desert was barren until it rained and then, as if from nowhere, dormant seeds would burst into bloom. He made a series of sketches in the notebook carried in his pocket since art college days, and the idea refused to dislodge from his mind.
Field of Light, like a giant surreal camp-side banana, is an alien installation in the midst of nature. And like dry desert seeds lying in wait for the rain, the sculpture’s fibre optic stems lie dormant until darkness falls, and then under a blazing blanket of stars they flower with gentle rhythms of light. ‘Field of Light’ is about the desert as much as the roadside campsites – and like much of Munro’s work is characterised by an almost mystical passion for nature teamed with a robust sense of humour.”
December 22, 2008
“Since 1997, the building known locally as “The House of Falling Furniture” located at the corner of 6th st. and Howard st. in San Francisco, has been a sculptural mural.The piece consists of sometimes malshapened tables, chairs, lamps and even a grandfather clock, all hanging precariously out of the building’s windows. Officially named, ‘Defenestration’ (a word meaning to throw out of a window) the sculpture’s various pieces are all fastened to the abandoned building to create the illusion of falling. The pieces is the brainchild of local Bay Area artist, Brian Goggin.”I wanted to get art out of the gallery and out of the museum,” said Goggin. “I’m interested in working with absurdity in ways that are compelling and entertaining.”
“The site is part of a neighborhood that historically has faced economic challenge and has often endured the stigma of skid row status. Reflecting the harsh experience of many members of the community, the furniture is also of the streets, cast-off and unappreciated. The simple, unpretentious beauty and humanity of these downtrodden objects is reawakened through the action of the piece. The act of “throwing out” becomes an uplifting gesture of release, inviting reflection on the spirit of the people we live with, the objects we encounter, and the places in which we live.”
(I took the quotes directly from the artists websitethis time.)
November 23, 2008
Their organic concrete surface seems to float above the ground. Smart use of mirros combined with an using an innovative glass fibre-reinforced concrete called fibreC. A really beautiful sculpture.
October 30, 2008
Interdisciplinary Studio Roso from London shows off their artinstallation at the Clark Shoe headquarters in Sommerset, UK.
It is meant to illustrate beams of light as they reflect dust particles spawning off the idea that light can only be seen when it´s reflected by something.
A really nice piece i thought, i especially like how it they got their inspiration. Sometimes you really just need to really experience the world around you and then you can even be inspired by dust parts dancing in the light.
August 9, 2008
Suggestion Box is a project of the New York City based public art collaborative, Illegal Art.
From their website:
Hey, would you like to make a suggestion?
With that simple question and an enormous white Suggestion Box, Illegal Art canvassed the five boroughs of New York City, collecting suggestions from passersby of every stripe—the young, the old, the filthy rich, the homeless, the mouthy, and the shy. Some people held the Suggestion Box prisoner while they wrote suggestion after suggestion. Others ignored The Box, but then came scrambling back with a sudden idea. With over 300 handwritten suggestions straight from the streets of NYC, Suggestion is by turns hilarious, cryptic, inflammatory, and heartwarming. It’s also a testament to the public’s innermost desire—whether it’s free beer, free day care, or free pumpkin pie every Thursday.
Here is a list of some of the submitted suggestions.
August 9, 2008
Really interesting work by Krijin de Koning, an artist from the Netherlands whose works “deal with the idea of architecture and place”. Well, isn´t that what they all claim? But he does it really well i think. His – often temporary – installations cleverly change perception of the surroundings.
The featured work was shown 2006 in the Abbaye de Corbigny in France (yellow) and in Hilversum in the Netherlands in 1999 (blue).
Check out his website for more of his work.
July 14, 2008
Sometimes i wonder why people create so many pieces which can only be seen from 40 000 feet above the ground, like the palmtrees in Dubai or the much talked about (but still a rumour) tulip off the coast of the netherlands.
But sometimes i don´t care 🙂
(sorry, i have no idea who the artist is or where the installation was..)