Forms in Nature

I found this amazing sculptured chandler that represents nature and is based on trees. This piece contained inspiration from Ernst Haeckel and included also skiagraphy. The aesthetic pattern of the shadows surrounds the whole room and all from a small light source that is also drawn. Below I have included the text from http://piodiaz.wordpress.com/2012/11/15/forms-in-nature/ as I find the writing well written in representing the work.

‘The Light sculpture Forms in Nature resembles Darwinist Ernst Haeckel’s
drawings . Using a simple action, such as intensifying the brightness at the
center of the artwork, the light transforms the space and adds character, as the
work throws oversized shadows onto walls and ceilings in the space in which it
hangs.’

‘The light sculpture Forms in Nature is partly inspired by Ernst Haeckel’s (1834-
1919) detailed plots from nature and is a further development of Hilden & Diaz’
fascination with mirrorings, as they have previously applied in other artworks.’

‘Forms in Nature is a artwork with a light source surrounded by a dense and
unruly tree and root system created in minature sculpture. The forest is mirrored
around it’s horizontal central axis and forms a circle 360 degrees around the light
source and thereby leads one onto the notion of a real world versus an
underworld.’

tree-1

‘Interestingly, the roots are those elements of the forest that are the most visible.
Thereby the sculpture is not only mirrored, but also turned upside down in Hilden
& Diaz’ artwork. As the intensity of the light source increases, the room changes
and the space slowly becomes more and more fascinating and unheimlich.’

‘The shadows engulfs the room and transforms the walls into unruly shadows of
branches, bushes and gnarled trees. Mirrorings are thrown out upon the walls
and ceilings and provide weak Rorschach-like hints of faces, life and flow of
consciousness. Diming the lights transforms the installation and one senses a
weak fire burning deep in the center of the forest.’

tree-2

Even though I am fascinated by skiagraphy and the aesthetic patterns that it can create not every shadow gets my attention. I find myself quite selective now I am doing a project that involves it. I am more aware of form, negative space and that unique pattern.

tree-3

Shadows

Another installation made by Hilden Diaz. This installation actually wasn’t as a surprise as the first one. This was because it reminded me of my partnership at Killerton House where the upstairs fashion era contained special lighting for the mannequins.

http://piodiaz.wordpress.com/2012/02/09/29/

‘Viewed from outside, the work is a great circle located in the ceiling from which white light is spreading in to the room. The moment the viewer enters the circle, the white light will be broken as in a prism, and 52 contrast-colored shadows will be thrown into a star shape around the viewer. This makes all the colors, which previously have been present in the white light, visible to the viewer as a color palette on the floor.’

light shadow 1

light shadow 2

light shadow1