FLYING SHEETS OF PAPER

Submitted by Mery Crystal Ra

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Client: Glaston Corporation

Location: Tampere, Finland

Completion date: 2012

Artwork budget: $100,000

Project Team

Other

Glaston Corporation

Overview

Sculpture is a permanet glass -light sculpture, located in the main lobby of the Glaston Corporation main building. A powerful statement about flying paper sheets /glass machinery /sharp glass rods/ metamorphoses of light.

Glassy substance in permanent CHANGE. Vitreous mixed light surface.

Inspiration for the glass and light composition: FLYING
SHEETS OF PAPER.

Goals

Flying papers in the room recall the energy that can be born between people. The work creates a special life-force; it aspires to give people energy and relaxation from their everyday chores. As the Glaston Corporation headquarters building has curved glass facades, the artwork is especially suited there.

Process

Glassy substance in permanent CHANGE. Vitreous mixed light surface. A meeting under flying papers. The name of the piece of art means “A flying leaf of paper”. The sculpture serves as a
notable example of the world’s top glass enthusiasts cooperating – Every aspect of the creation of sculpture is a result of cooperation of different

specialists: both the architectural vision and its implementation.

The completed glass assembly consists of four curved pieces of glass
at the bottom, topped by three pieces that leave the visual impression
of levitation. The constantly changing lighting system breathes life
into the work. In the daytime the beauty of transparent etched glass
dominates, uniting with sensitive, slow lighting and color
transformations from yellow to white and from white to blue. It gives
passersby the distinct feeling that parts of the curved architecture
are flying inside the interior of the building. At various moments the
sculpture intensifies the building’s round blue reflections. At other
times the accent is given by white and yellow changing images.For lighting the sculpture’s quartz frosted glass rods pass
the light via LEDs. These diodes are intense enough to make the glass
rods shine in the daytime. Additionally, the blue glass in the
background diffuses the natural light from the outside to enhance the
sculpture’s effect.

Additional Information

sound turns into a feeling / feeling turns into a line / glass rods turn into a glass sheet / the glass sheet turns into a light / light turns into a vibration / vibrations between people make miracles / vibration turns into an energy-synergy / synergy puts paper sheets to fly