Posts Tagged ‘installation’
Element Advocate and artist, Miya Ando, may be most well-known for her intricate metalwork, implementing steel and pigment to create beautifully hand-crafted pieces. However, this past May, she took her artistic ability to Dorado, Puerto Rico, and participated in “Obon,” a 24 hour outdoor art installation sponsored by The Fist Art Foundation. This project celebrated the ancient Japanese festival of “Obon,” a ceremony to honor and commemorate the departed.
To represent Puerto Rico’s natural phenomenon of bio-luminescence and boat travel, Miya incorporated hundreds of floating leaves on an outdoor pond that appeared clear in daylight and emitted a soft blue light in the dark. The project involved skeletons of Ficus leaves, which are abundant and native to Puerto Rico.
Miya coated each Ficus leaf with a non-toxic, ‘daytime invisible, night time luminous’ phosphorescent pigment, which “charged” with sunlight during the day, and emitted a soft blue glow for a short period of time during the night, making it appear as if each leaf was glowing. We can only imagine how peaceful and beautiful this installation was to see in person!
Our beloved Element Advocate and renowned L.A. based artist Brooke Reidt has been hard at work surrounded by triangle canvases and wet paint brushes, prepping her art installation to be showcased at Design for Humanity July 25!!
Just a little sneak peek in on the action with some shots from her Instagram (@BeachGoth)… Can hardly wait to see the final project!!!
Our good friend Lisa Solberg’s dream-like, large-scaled oil paintings can keep any viewer entranced for hours. Growing up in Chicago, and graduating from the University of Colorado Boulder with a Bachelor of Fine Art, Lisa now lives in Los Angeles, where she creates her beautiful, expressionist art. Her media of choice is oil paint, creating flowing silver-grey metallic strokes in her newest installation, STALKER, which will debut at THIS Los Angeles this Friday, June 15th, from 7-10 pm.
Within this installation, Lisa combines her already well-known and appreciated painting skills with attention to drawing. Reflective insulation panels with cutting techniques create poetic, bold and thoughtful imagery focused on the sublime.
Check out Lisa’s installation at THIS Los Angeles, located at 5906 North Figueroa Street Los Angeles, California 90042. You will not be disappointed!!!
STALKER continues through July 14, 2012.
Gallery hours: Thursday – Saturday 12-6 PM, and by appointment.
Contact: email@example.com for more information.
See more of Lisa Solberg’s breathtaking paintings HERE.