My artwork stands for nature of festivals by respecting nature with the design of nature-like geometry beyond the function of beauty. To do this, the geometry design was symbolized by a flower that can represent a festival among objects in nature on the land. And, this was inspired by the constantly changing appearance through four seasons. Thus, each light represents a living flower with showing various gestures of flowers that can be seen in nature. Also, from the inspiration of various surface colors by the reflection of the sunlight or moonlight, a variety of colors were put on the 3D printed flower elements. Finally, the design of the blossom lighting is completed with the users’ ongoing behaviors around the lighting space. As a result, this space is filled with gestures of living flowers with fairytale-emotions and turns into a festive and miraculous space resembling a living nature with colorful lights, changing shadows and visitors’ improvising actions by their emotions.
I wanted to connect our every single day’s scene to daily living nature that is constantly changing beautifully and unexpectedly and miraculously often. Representatively, flowers are selected to express the living nature. Also, fairy tale emotions are combined into the lighting space. To do this, I brought colorful flower spirits concept into the lighting story. The spirits looks blossom that is combination of colorful souls who might one of ourselves. I would like to express metaphor of forgotten minds in the fairy forest from all of our childhood. Still the fairy souls can be imagined by breaking the contemporary people’s depressions.
[THE VISITOR EXPERIENCE]
Basically, visitors will see one big light ball at the first glance. And they will realize that the ball is blossom in the air with various gestures like living nature. I purposed that visitor feel the fairy tale emotions to allow forgotten childhood mind in the contemporary depressions all over the world. Hopefully, they bring full of dreams and hopeness through experiencing this light space.
[THE TECHNICAL PRINCIPLE]
First of all, 7 different types of translucent plastic flowers are 3D printed due to the complex geometry. Here, all the plastic flower materials are extracted from recycled plastics. And to fix the flowers stably, aluminum hollow posts are prefabricated to contain and hold the flowers and optical light fiber cable. The one end of optical light is connected to the translucent flower elements to be illuminated and the other end is connected into the light source. To plug and fix all the flower elements and cables, plywood sphere with plugging holes are prefabricated with milling machine.
Lighting sculpture design proposal as the new way of using recycled plastics, 2022
Design by KIM MIN JAE