In downtown Birmingham, Alabama, an otherwise drab underpass at 18th street is equipped with thousands of LEDs that sees it light up like a rainbow every night. Artist Bill FitzGibbons is behind this fab work funded by the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham’s Community Catalyst Fund in partnership with REV Birmingham.
This is a really illuminated approach to art, a brilliantly novel idea created by South Korean artist, Airan Kang. Bright Books are ‘electronically luminescent sculptures cast from transparent synthetic resin’ and were made for her Luminous Words series. To realize this work, Kang traveled around the world to visit and photograph numerous bookstores and libraries in order to then recreate each environment in digitized versions.
This Mechanical LED Watch by Watch Design is a boatload of bells and whistles, all wrapped up in a sleek sophisticated style. The piece features a handmade Lithopane dial: a piece of carved art that becomes 3D when backlit. Add the LED backlight to this to ensure the effect (and be handy at night!), then add a handmade leather strap, and it’s hot enough to stand on its own as a jewelry piece. Check out this and other Watch Design products in the Lost At E Minor store.
In my installation, Colossus, at Shay Arye Gallery, a video stream flows towards the giant Colossus (three metres tall) like ‘the river that issues from Eden to water the garden’ [Genesis 2:10]. However, unlike abundance in its enlightened or spiritual sense, the river flowing through the exhibition is a river of excess.