Dazzled by these large-scale floor installations created by Dutch artist, Suzan Drummen. The complex patterns are composed of crystals, mirrors, precious stones, chrome metal and optical glass. Much of the wall creations are usually pinned but the elements for the floor display are often placed loosely making the artwork unguarded. She says this regarding the installations:
“When you see a space in a convex lens, you will see this space differently. In many convex lenses together, however, the space becomes staggering. The reflections can no longer be ‘read’ by the eyes. Automatically the eyes focus differently in an attempt to see the whole. This moment of simultaneously grasping and not grasping I am constantly studying. The material helps me doing this.”
“Looking I find the most beautiful, comforting and intense activity there is, one I’d like to share with other people. Perhaps I’m on a kind of mission: I would like others to be more aware of their own looking.”
Images: Courtesy of Suzan Drummen.
Would be nice if there were more available funding for functional creative projects like this bus stop in Baltimore, MD. The letter shapes of BUS allow passengers to assume different comfortable positions and the letter ‘B’ provides handicap-accessible shelter making all the waiting passengers part of the art. The project is a collaboration between Spanish collective designers, mmmm and Creative Alliance of Baltimore. You can read more about the project here at Creative Alliance.
Images: Courtesy of mmmm.
Was attracted by the manner of presentation of these repeat patterns created by Barcelona-based illustrator, Judy Kaufmann. On an Etsy interview the artist describes her work as ‘repetitive, tumultuous, colorful and spontaneous’. You can see more of her work on her website and you can purchase some of her prints here on Etsy. For now I leave you with this instructive quote from Judy:
“I think the time you spend drawing is proportional to the quality of your artwork, and the time you spend traveling is proportional to the quantity of inspiration…”
Images: Courtesy of Judy Kaufmann.