It seemed to me that many of the peices there were functional enough for everyday use, but there was always at least one element that made them completely impractical. Take J.B. Blunk‘s “Scrap Chair” for instance. One half of the chair looks rather inviting, but the other half is composed entirely out of multicolored string, making the work interesting to look at, but not much else. Or, take the wooden baby cradle that doubled as a small wardrobe. Surely, you COULD leave your baby in it, but the woodwork was so dark and menacing I don’t imagine any child would ever enjoy rocking in it. [Read more…]
As we gathered around our Visual Arts TRaC instructor, Anna Mecugni, in the gallery on the 5th floor of the Museum of Art and Design (the MAD Museum), I let my eyes wander around to take in all the crazy things in the gallery and I looked above me….
What was right on top of me made my eyes widen with awe. I didn’t realize it when I walked in, but this chandelier that was hanging on top of us was actually a piece of art!
Trinity, created by Andy Diaz Hope and Laurel Roth, is a chandelier decorated with strings of colorful pills and blood red drops of Swarovski crystals dripping out of the many needles. Each needle took the place of a giant crystal that would be on a normal chandelier. (For a moment, I felt as if the needles would drop onto our heads.) [Read more…]