Monday, May 17, 2010

Awesome Art

At Raleigh's Artsplosure this weekend, Hubs and I had the opportunity to experience Mirazozo, a luminarium. 
Here is what it looks like from the outside.
Interesting, no?
Mirazozo is inspired by geometry and by Islamic architecture with the small domes reminiscent of the forms found in the Iranian bazaars.
Then you enter this amazing sculpture.
This color and light "show" is created by daylight shining through the colored plastic of this sculpture.

It looks like neon but is actually thin plastic created especially for Architects of Air, the designers of the luminaria.  All the individual pieces have been cut and glued by hand in their workshop in England.

Here I am standing next to the section named "Tree".
I wish we had thought to bring our big camera.  These photos were taken with Hubs phone.  
Check out the architects' website for better photos and more info.

There were lots of artists using many different media at Artsplosure.  We did not purchase anything but I collected cards of several silversmiths and jewelry makers so I can purchase from them online for Christmas.  One of my favorite vendors was photographer Lorri Honeycutt.  Her photos make me laugh.  Lorri gave me one of her 2010 calendars and I am definitely going to purchase next year's calendar for gifts.  See why I like her photos at her website.



Busy Bee Suz said...

This looks so amazing!!! Even with the camera phone it shows well.
Going to check out your funny artist link.

SandyB said...

That is very cool. At first, it looked like big balloons. You are lookin' good in the tree room. Miss you!