Got a chance to stay @thecapitalhotelsandapartments in @capetown.southafrica. I think @_saota and @topbillingtv ran a competition to design the interior, not too sure of the details of that but this is definitely an experience for the “On the move young professional” vibe. #youngprofessionals#contemporarydesign#interiordesign#architecture . We most def luv 😜😍oh & they have these beautiful little private gardens on the balcony, sorry didn’t manage to get a good pic of that
It’s the penultimate day of London Design Biennale at Somerset House - ‘Emotional States’. “Forty countries have taken a stab at designing the next big thing to change the world and save humanity. This bonanza exhibition centres on the theme 'Emotional States' and will take up a whole afternoon - it’s well worth it. Look out for Australia’s eye catching celebration of gay marriage and the Netherlands’ greenhouse exhibition which harnesses solar power to produce food and electricity. Innovative design like this makes you think humankind might not be screwed after all.” Thank you for the words and the photograph @dojo_insta and for showcasing us on your app.
We 🖤 what you do!
See link for info on exhibition: https://www.dojoapp.co/event/london-design-biennale-wc2r-1la-london
‘Pattern Recognition’, Ralph Helmick, 2007.
Media: Steel, aluminum, copper, laboratory equipment and glass, LEDs, backprint film.
———————————————————––– Pattern Recognition, a sculpture for the Phoenix Police Crime Lab, is a surrealistic chandelier that pays homage to the art of forensic science.
Held together by an anarchic armature of steel rods and laboratory clamps, the artwork contains hundreds of glass beakers, flasks, test tubes, pipettes and other tools of the forensics trade. Nestled within this array of real-life equipment are scores of artist-made forms, among them molecular models of drugs, fingerprints, DNA strands, implausible conflations of lab glass, pop cultural references to police work, and over 130 magnifying glasses.
The work’s title, Pattern Recognition, describes a common and recurrent theme in scientific investigation. As the title suggests, the artwork itself is a mystery to solve. Seen from the side and from an adjacent balcony (photos 5 and 8), it appears to be a chaotic array of unrelated parts. Alternatively, when seen from below (photo 1), the overhead cluster of colors, forms and lights falls into a clear concentric pattern of imagery depicting the clues that forensic scientists encounter in the course of cracking criminal cases.
The artwork is a collaboration with Stu Schechter. It was fabricated by Bob’s Welding and Fabrication, Central Falls, RI.
Images and text from helmicksculpture.com