“I sculpted each original flower, then created silicone molds of the originals, then I cast them in color. They are not painted in any way. I cast them in various two part liquid resins. These pieces take several months to design, sculpt, mold, and cast. The construction process is a painstaking adventure of careful placement and gluing (super super-glue), that can take up to a month to complete.”
RainRoom offers an environment of perpetual rainfall that responds to the presence of its visitors. As soon as you approach the installation, a cocoon of dryness is created around you. This leaves you able to wander freely through different areas of the space, surrounded by falling water, and yet to remain completely dry. RainRoom allows the freedom to experience this unique environment; to be untouched by the rain falling all around you.
When you first set eyes on Japan-born, Berlin-based artist Chiharu Shiota’s work, you aren’t sure if you’re looking at an installation or a dark charcoal illustration. Though the piece echoes sketch-like imagery, it is in fact an installation piece involving a burnt piano in a room ravaged by black wool. The work known as In Silence is inspired by Shiota’s own traumatic memories as a child, having witnessed her neighbor’s house burn down. The charred piano is a direct memory of her neighbor’s grand piano blazed up in smoke.
There is a melancholic aura that hovers throughout the incinerated room filled with singed furniture. The miles of thread woven in, around, and through each item within the space adds a feeling of entrapment. The way it engulfs the room’s furnishings encapsulates the destructive and overwhelming nature of flames that have possessed one’s material properties.
Currently showing at Galeria 111 in Portugal (until July 31) are some of Oliveria’s amazing suspended wire sculptures including a pack of wild wolves that look as if they’re running down a flight of stairs. Oliveira uses invisible filament to create the illusion that his pieces are floating or, in this case, moving. (by alice )
Tomas Saraceno has underlined his name as an installation artist with his work Poetic Comsos of the Breath, which is an experimental solar dome. Once dawn arrives, crowds congregate and watch the inflatable colorful foil gradually inflate itself and eventually walk through it to witness its wash of colors created by sunlight striking the foil. Truly poetic.
Created out of Benoit’s dislike to traditional landscape photography he took it upon himself to create his on vision of landscape. By installing a cube of light amongst the natural surroundings you’re left questioning the reality of the situation. However, there’s no trickery or deceit here, the cube is genuine and has be suspended in mid air by Benoit himself.
The Light Drop design was created to make people think about how we are dealing with our natural resources, in this particular case, the water, which is the main source of energy for every living organism in this fantastic world. Water is energy indeed.
A fish sculpture constructed from discarded plastic bottles rises out of the sand at Botafogo beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on June 19, 2012. The city is host to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, or Rio+20, which runs through June 22.