Dandelions

‘Dandelions’ sculpture aims to capture the delicate nature of florals, by utilising a ‘heavy material’ – metal. The structure of this sculpture gives the impression of inner reflections in lenses made of approx. 10,000 arch rods during the day. At night, the lighting effect is one of a main metal-halogen reflector in the base of the sculpture, and two led reflectors for colour effects. The large scale transformation of the delicate plant, quite minute and tiny in reality, produced on a macro-scale enhances the spectator’s experience and portrays the true magnificence of nature.

The viewer is awed by the subtlety of this shape, achieved by enhancing the scale of the object. The artwork’s aim is to illustrate that there is unacknowledged beauty in frequently forgotten forms, done so by enhancing their scale. Dandelions, of the genus Taraxacum, have helicopter-like ways of dispersing their seeds, in science referred to as ‘biomimicry’. The artist strived to capture this ingenious, transformative solution of natural propagation into the metal construction used to build the sculpture.

Dandelions

  • Year
    2015
  • Localization
    Istanbul, Turkey
  • Materials
    stainless steel, led lights
  • Dimenstions
    7m x 3m x 2m
  • Client
    Zorlu Center

‘Dandelions’ sculpture aims to capture the delicate nature of florals, by utilising a ‘heavy material’ – metal. The structure of this sculpture gives the impression of inner reflections in lenses made of approx. 10,000 arch rods during the day. At night, the lighting effect is one of a main metal-halogen reflector in the base of the sculpture, and two led reflectors for colour effects. The large scale transformation of the delicate plant, quite minute and tiny in reality, produced on a macro-scale enhances the spectator’s experience and portrays the true magnificence of nature.

The viewer is awed by the subtlety of this shape, achieved by enhancing the scale of the object. The artwork’s aim is to illustrate that there is unacknowledged beauty in frequently forgotten forms, done so by enhancing their scale. Dandelions, of the genus Taraxacum, have helicopter-like ways of dispersing their seeds, in science referred to as ‘biomimicry’. The artist strived to capture this ingenious, transformative solution of natural propagation into the metal construction used to build the sculpture.