Monday, March 2, 2009

art inspiration: temporary cardboard lanterns

can you believe these handmade cardboard lanterns by artist this is limbo? she creates these temporary art installations in the streets of tel aviv. they are constructed out of reclaimed cardboard and illuminated by candles. the "lifespan" of each piece (she has made over 200) is only the length of time it takes for the candle to burn down. aren't they stunning?

the artist writes: "...the longest life span of these pieces will be that of the candles, which is probably just a few hours. therefore, when someone runs into it on the street they know that it was placed there not so long ago and they, by coincidence, got there in the small time frame that the piece was "active", hopefully giving them the feeling that it was placed there especially for them, and maybe guiding them, following them home and subtly lighting up their way."

via of paper and things

1 comment:

Erin Lang Norris said...

OH my gosh, that is so so cool.

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