A coexistence of the digital sculpture with wind, WIND CHIME FOR CLARA integrates technology, artistic digital design, audio design, and canvas sculptures.
An immersive environment is created by suspended kite-like butterfly objects that become a canvas upon which the wind performs. Nature's invisible element is manifested visible with animated textures and colors that are controlled by the wind's real-time speed. Through this same sensor technology the wind also becomes the composer. The force of the wind controls soothing alternating sounds of wind chimes, thereby creating a truly authentic digital wind chime.
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When they approached me to commission a project, I was given a tour and history of the premises. Among the breathtaking beauty that surrounded us, with infinite sources of inspiration, the theme of wind is what grabbed hold of me.
Wind is a powerful natural force, availing only to those who venture. Visible only by its interaction. Constant and present as it gently caresses your skin, fiercely topples a defenseless man made structure, jovially whistles through the crack of a windowsill... An alternative energy source. A vehicle. Earth’s navigator. In mythology, a goddess.
Inspired by the wind this work represents the artist's interpretation of a powerful force of nature.
A tribute to Clara Livingston, embodied by a masterful aviator, the butterfly, fluttering through earth, luxuriating in the privilege of flight. Clara Livingston was one of the first pioneer aviatrix in the world, helping establish civil aviation in Puerto Rico. Amelia Earhart, Clara's friend, visited Dorado Airport in 1937 during her last flight and shared a wonderful evening with Clara at Su Casa.
The collaboration process was between the artist, the commissioning foundation, and the Ritz Carlton Reserve. This process can be better explained by simplifying it into phases.First Phase: Brainstorming. After acquiring all the historical background of the location where the piece was going to be installed, and working within a given budget, various sketches, mock-ups, and animatics were produced. Second Phase: Practicality. The design was modified to fit the technical requirements of the install. Third Phase: Install. we coordinated the logistics of installation. An efficient schedule was produced to have the piece installed, working, and programmed by the hotel's inauguration date.
This piece was commissioned for the inauguration of the Ritz Carlton Reserve in Dorado, Puerto Rico.
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