Developed in collaboration with the Carpenters Workshop Gallery and is part of various private collections.
Materials: Phosphor Bronze, real dandelions and LED’s. Each creation (except commisions) are limited to 8 pieces and 2 Artist Proofs
FRAGILE FUTURE III tells the story about the amalgamation of nature and technology. In the distant future these two extremes have made a pact to survive. FRAGILE FUTURE III combines an electrical system with real dandelions in a light sculpture that is predestined to overgrow a surface.
“Think of the transience of a dandelion – one blow and it has gone. It is a plant familiar to every country and every culture, yet nobody really stops to look at it. In our increasingly technological world, I wanted to create something that could only be made by putting so much time and care into it; something that was not designed to be replaced by something else. The LED light seems a total contradiction, but in fact it is the same size as the normal dandelion stem and matches it perfectly. People said to use real dandelions was not possible and not practical, but the change of context makes people look again and see the plant in all its beauty for the first time.”
— Lonneke Gordijn
“A series of hollowed-out television sets frame beguiling scenes imagined in Xiangxi’s works, begun while studying sculpture at the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art.
Situated in a small creative community in Hei Qiao Cun on the northeastern edge of the city, his studio is littered with second-hand appliances like washing machines, which become the sites of miniature worlds inspired by locations such as his old workspace in Guangzhou, the workers’ dormitory he once lived in, his parent’s sitting room, the interior of a train carriage—even his dream home. They are replicas rendered faithfully, but playfully, often using the cement, brick, glass, stone or paper materials found in their life-sized equivalents.”
I want to know if these could be done with corrective lenses so the fractured images don’t just look like big blurs for me. xD;