Monday, February 21, 2011

high winds drive art

Among Rosslyn's magnificent public art is Ned Kahn's Liquid Pixels (2002).   You can see it at the corner of Lynn St. and 19th St. in downtown Rosslyn.  Kahn's artistic statement provides good insight into the work:
The confluence of science and art has fascinated me throughout my career. For the last twenty years, I have developed a body of work inspired by atmospheric physics, geology, astronomy and fluid motion. I strive to create artworks that enable viewers to observe and interact with natural processes. I am less interested in creating an alternative reality than I am in capturing, through my art, the mysteriousness of the world around us. 
This Saturday's high winds, which reached 50mph, put the artwork into intense activity.  Video coverage below.

Arlington's own Luke Idziak represents a new generation of artists exploring the confluence of science and art.  Idziak recent took the top prize in the prestigious Crystal Couture t-shirt design competition.  Idziak's work was variable-speed blinking neon t-shirt. 

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