Archive for the Functional Art Category

Wendy Wischer, Parallels, Mobile Art Piece, 2008 (photo Peter Dooley)

Posted in Functional Art on August 12, 2011 by artoutmiami

Wendy Wischer, Parellels (pic courtesy of Peter Dooling)

Advertisements

Wendy Wischer, Parrallels, Mobile Art Piece, 2008 (photo Peter Dooley)

Posted in Functional Art on August 12, 2011 by artoutmiami
Courtesy of David Castillo

Wendy Wischer, Parrallels

Parallel is a temporary art project using graphic design and hi-tech printed vinyl to wrap the airport’s shuttle buses. The design is inspired by the mangrove tree, also known as the walking tree, which has its roots holding South Florida together. The artwork, while simple in design, consists of several conceptual layers. It is an image taken from the reflection of mangrove trees at the water’s edge. The images have been duplicated and reversed to create a mirror effect horizontally and vertically. The impression is that the landscape is revealing another dimension, one that is familiar yet unique at the same time, a window into the magic of our environment.
            The artist states that “as with the diversity of people both living in and traveling through Broward County, the landscape holds a wealth of diversity in its jungle.  Yet within our diversity, common ground can be found. Our unique voices create ripples of experience that expand out to others and then melt together creating this special place that we pass through on our journeys, whether they be short or long term, they all become part of our experiences and reside within our memories.  As the passengers board the buses they become part of the story and this special journey; their voices become part of the sound and they contribute, even if in a small way, to the history of the place. The buses then circulate widely as they travel back and forth, bouncing from destination to destination, echoing the tale that is continuously unfolding.”

Wendy Wischer, Liquid Measures, 3rd Street and Washington Ave, Miami Beach, 2010 (photo Peter Dooley)

Posted in Functional Art, Miami Beach, Official Art In Public Places designation, Sculpture on August 10, 2011 by artoutmiami

3 each, 8 foot Utility Boxes.

Wendy Wischer Liquid Measures detail

Inspired by the pattern of the Golden Mean, this installation makes reference to the wind and water currents while reflecting the surroundings of the environment and those within it. Liquid Measures, uses Blue Moon Waterglass tiles containing a “waterglass” surface with a blue color. During the day, the sun reflects off these tiles as well creating beautiful light patterns around the surrounding sidewalk area similar to a disco ball yet these tiles will create organic light shapes and also be far softer and muted since the tiles are not made out of mirror.

Wendy Wischer, Liquid Measures, 3rd Street and Washington Ave, Miami Beach, 2010 (photo Peter Dooley)

Posted in Functional Art, Miami Beach, Official Art In Public Places designation, Sculpture on August 10, 2011 by artoutmiami

Wendy Wischer, Liquid Measures