FORMS IN NATURE
The light sculpture Forms In Nature turns any room into a wild forest made of haunting oversized shadows.
Forms In Nature is an artwork consisting of a light source surrounded by a tense and unruly tree and root system created in a miniature sculpture. Mysterious and magical branches, bushes and gnarled trees appear on the walls and ceilings.
Interaction with the sculpture changes its impact on surroundings from lending atmosphere to a small setting, to changing entire environments of vast spaces. Intensify the brightness at the center of the sculpture to engulf the room in the unruly shadows of faces, life and the flow of consciousness. Dim the lights to invoke the feeling of a weak fire burning deep in the center of the forest. Switch off the light to experience the alluring beauty of the sculpture itself.
Forms In Nature is an artwork made of special hardened plastic powder that can withstand the heat from the light bulb and will stay bright white over time.
The components are designed with a software program by multiplying and refining original hand drawings until reaching a unique pattern. The final pieces of the sculpture is then built with a 3D printer and put together by hand.
Artists Thyra Hilden (1972, DK) and Pio Diaz, (1973, AR) created Forms in Nature as a tribute to the German artist and naturalist Ernest Haeckel (1834-1919), whose beautiful and meticulous drawings of thousands of plant and animal forms helped introduce Charles Darwin’s theories to a worldwide audience. See more here