Thursday, July 03, 2008

where there is much light, the shadow is deep. goethe


this was at the museum of science and industry. you stand near the screen and your shadow interacts with the blobs. the kids loved it.


family portrait at navy pier

4 comments:

Stinkypaw said...

Loving the family portrait!

flyingvan said...

I've always fantasized about a 3-d sculpture that once a year when the sun was just right would cast a fabulous shadow of some scene or other. 364 days a year it would be just an interesting sculpture, but for a few moments annually it would draw a crowd.

princess slea said...

hmmm, fvan ~ that sounds very salvadore dali-ish to me. i had an art teacher who knew him and said when she met him, he was working on a piece that basically was splotches of paint on the walls and ceilings, etc. and that when the light hit a prism placed in the room just right, it made a picture. I can't remember all the details...

flyingvan said...

The other thing I've always wanted to do is a highway animation project. You know when you're driving down the country roads and you look straight down the orchard rows as you drive past? If you placed a large frame at the end of each row, and painted each frame a little different like in a cartoon, the hedge rows would act like a shutter and the passengers could enjoy a little diversion. Problems---distracted drivers, and mounting a couple hundred large frames. And farmer permission.