Holiday Greetings Everyone!
I know I’ve been a bit MIA recently, and I’ll blame the combination of the holiday season and the holiday shopping rush, and my lack of time to create/photograph/write new posts. And so as a celebration of the holiday season I thought I’d feature a fun, colorful and completely non-religious piece of art I happened to stumble on not far from my office building one day during lunch!
Really there isn’t too much else to say about it, you take zip ties, some very rambunctious street artists (I honestly have no idea who does these) and a few street lights and you have art. Colorful, fun, art. And let me tell you, stumbling on these unexpectedly would bring a smile to just about anyone’s face, they are so much fun!
Its funny too because I’d been talking with a co-worker about lights and the weird materials I like to use and she had mentioned these street lights (apparently they were rampant around the East Village over the summer, but somehow I had missed both seeing and hearing about them completely.) So we had googled the photos and thought they were super fun and cool and I was lamenting not getting to see them in person. And then a month or two later, there they were! I swear I started bouncing around from street light to street light like a little kid, waving my iPhone around taking pics from different angles, of different colors, etc. The friend I was out walking with thought I was slightly nuts. But hey, it makes for a fun blog post so who cares!
After originally looking at photos I of course thought about making a light using this technique. Now I’m not so sure, or I feel like it would have to be adapted at least a little bit. I worry that there aren’t enough spikey pieces to make a nice full lamp shade, but then again if I was using smaller zip ties with more layers maybe that would make up for it. For now I’ll keep thinking, but maybe in the future you’ll see a light pop up and know that the original inspiration was these hilariously fun sign posts.
Happy Holidays! And I’ll be back early next week with an exciting announcement!