Monday, June 1, 2009

Art in the Sky: PRISM 24

          I really feel good about this!

Sculpture #4 PRISM 24

Metal-reinforced fiberglass, airbrushed-painted with automotive lacquer paints, with colored acrylic sheets and internally illuminated by LED lights.

"Modern life, with the presence of highly advanced science and digital technology, simulates a prism. As manmade colors interplaying with natural hues and shades add beauty and vibrancy during the day, the unnatural pre-programmed neon and all artificial lights share with the moon’s borrowed light to illumine the eerily nocturnal darkness shrouded in mystery." JOEL EUGENIO E. FERRARIS, 2008

This art piece consists of an array of thin, prism-shaped sculpture pieces arranged to comprise a bigger prism. The overall effects of the repetition of these thinner slices of prism allow viewers to see the inner portion of the whole structure.

Whether during the daytime or at night, the interplay of various contrasting colors from both the inner, outer and lower surfaces showing colors of the rainbow, earth colors on the lower surfaces as well as the gradation from black to white symbolizing 24 hours in a day and the exciting reflections of all these combined as shown on adjacent surfaces reveal an interesting visual feast as people move around this piece of public art.  

The whole public art piece acts as a tunnel-like play structure children could play around and within while their parents are watching. And how about as an exciting triangular frame with striking neon colored LED lights for souvenir photo shots at night?


Tabuena art central said...

Fantastic body of work...keep it up...

joel ferraris said...

Thanks a lot. There's one more sculpture set to be installed.

Joel F

ALiNe said...

Wow... So nice, I should check all of your artwork when I visit SM north, I haven't gone there for such a long time... Nice work

joel ferraris said...

thanks AliNe. Hope you will see these sculptures in the evening especially PRISM 24.

Hilda said...

Hi, Joel. Thank you very much for leaving a comment on my blog. Finally, I know who the artist is of the fun pieces in the Sky Garden. I hope I can go back soon to take pictures of the other pieces — and at night! They look fantastic at night! And when I get those pics and post them, at least I can now identify you and even link to this.

Again, maraming salamat!

joel ferraris said...

Hi Hilda,

Walang anuman maraming salamat din sa pag bisita't pag iwan ng comment dito.

Joel F