Collages Take II.2
Arch Daily posted this recently. Trees, yes. Okay. I like trees. But I like the fact that there is art ON these trees much more than I like these trees themselves.
It’s great! I love any kind of art incorporated into nature. Seeing how the two can blend and create a harmony and a rhythm that play wonderfully off of one another is refreshing and inspiring. This installation is in Sweden, a place that I’ve noticed really cares about nature incorporating art. While I was there I was lucky enough to visit Millesgarden another great example of art in landscape (though, much more formally than the art installation pictured above).
This was the overall site of the garden. We were free to wander around and experience both the sculptures inside the buildings as well as situated around and incorporated into the landscape. Overall, the sculptures outside seemed much more successful, and much more comfortable in the elements.
As for a little more close to home, one of my favorite places in Boston would be Forest Hills Cemetery. In general it is just a wonderful place, but I also enjoy seeing all of the outside sculpture tucked into the landscape. It literally plays hide and seek (a game, as I’ve mentioned a few times now, I adore). I’ve been there at least three times since Sophomore year. And now that I’m making this post, I’d like to go back just to take some pictures of the art installations that I love so much. Here are some examples of my favorites (click on the image for more info):
Another place that I’ve been wanting to visit is the Storm King Art Center in New York. It’s another sculpture garden of sorts. It’s absolutely absurd that I haven’t been there. I live less than an hour away. Talk about get with the program. Laaaaaame. Maybe I can stow away sometime this fall for an educational little trip (the ideal world). Anyway, I’d really like to see it there. I’ll add it to my “To Do” List along with picking apples.
I love the hang drum! I could put it on an infinite looping background for my life, and probably not even realize it. Other than the fact that I was somehow zen all the time.
I saw real hang drum players in Budapest. I was so excited! It seems to be a very European instrument…
Going through the many. many. pictures I have saved from the internet.
There will be more of these a-comin’.
You know. Like half. Only hoff. Eh, nevermind.
This teacup moves. And is very adorable. Also much too much money for me to ever own. But there are 12 in this collection, so you could own one if you want.
The work that Tang Yau Hoong does is fascinating and beautiful to me. Especially the image above.
Lights are a very “feeling” thing I’ve found. I have always been aware of how light can evoke emotion, but I didn’t completely understand this experience until it was my job to create it for other people without their realizing it.
That is the cool thing about lighting and light design. Most people in buildings, but especially in performances (both on stage and on screen), are wholly unaware of the manipulations involving lights that designers create in order to make people feel an emotion. Those people just have the feelings but don’t correlate it with the light settings. Technically, that’s the goal. Or at least, that is my goal when I’m designing lights.
Though, I must admit sometimes designing light elements for the sake of actually noticing them is just as fun. And is much less of an emotional thing as it is an experiential thing. I’ll file this under, a different aspect of lighting design, because, well, it is.
Anyhow, this artist does a great job of capturing both the feelings I was talking about, but also capturing the elements of fun, and just because. Either way. I like what he’s done.
It’s not like this is a new idea to me. But I’m beginning to realize just how much I like heights and levels. Or anything that brings anything else off the ground in increments. Even if it’s a towel.
It broke my heart a little bit to realize that this is a firm based out of Arizona. Arizona is one of the only places in the country I have absolutely no desire to visit. Be it the heat, or the fact that I’m irrationally terrified of scorpions, I’m not sure.
Anyway, I’m a huge fan of this theater. Well, not such a huge fan of the sculptural roof. But it serves a purpose, so I guess I’ll overlook (under look) that. This place really seems to be an all inclusive center for arts. Which is a lovely idea, and the architects did a lovely execution of the spaces. The idea of incorporating lots of different art forms under one roof is very inspiring, and I think it has a lot of social merit as well. It makes it that much easier for people to gain exposure to multiple arts all in once place. Yes. yes. yes.
I also love the set up of this theater. it’s tall and slender. In my opinion exactly the way a theater should be set up. There are three small mezzanines, which is a much better idea than one large mezzanine. It gives people a much better vantage point. higher is always better than farther when it comes to performances. Trust me, this is coming from a girl who’s spent days hanging off of rafters in the name of theater.
I didn’t post pictures of the sections. But.. check out the sections if you want. The fly system for this place is gargantuan. I think for once, the fly tower is tall enough. Also, this is an example of a black box theater.
Oh yeah, and an art gallery!!!? Oh, I love this place. I want to visit it. Evacuate the scorpions out of Arizona and i’ll check flights.