Dark Crystals: Skull Chandelier By Kelly Lamb

June 28, 2011 § Leave a comment

If ever a subjective dichotomy existed in the world of light fixtures and materials, it must surely lie in the formation of chandeliers and the use of Swarovski crystals. Indeed, both are rather prone to straddling the aesthetic polarity of the strikingly attractive and the astonishingly hideous. It is well, then, that the cranial creation of multimedia artist and designer, Kelly Lamb, does, to my eyes, plant itself firmly in the former.

Yes, L.A.-based former New Yorker, Lamb, has taken an unknown number of the ubiquitous crystals and constructed the anatomically reverential piece, Skull Chandelier. Darkly mesmeric, Skull Chandelier is quite the pleasing fusion of this tricky twosome.



Powerplant By Bigert & Bergström

March 2, 2011 § Leave a comment

Stockholm-based, scientifically-motivated collaborative artist pairing Mats Bigert and Lars Bergström are, once again, testing our relationship with climatic issues, this time in the form of light installation, Powerplant. This recently-exhibited, spherically-collective bi-illumination sees photographs of a power plant and its environment wrapped around a molecular construct, calling us not only to look, but to see.


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