thomas medicus sets surreal stained glass amoeba sculpture in the woods
 
thomas medicus sets surreal stained glass amoeba sculpture in the woods
feb 23, 2016

thomas medicus sets surreal stained glass amoeba sculpture in the woods

thomas medicus sets surreal stained glass amoeba sculpture in the woods
all images by philipp medicus

 

 

 

in the shadowy darkness of a densely vegetated landscape, a strange and surreal sight subtly glows in the depth of the woods. hovering in mid air is a sculptural ‘amoeba’, conceived and fabricated by innsbruck-based artist thomas medicus. derived from the cell structure of an amoeba — an organism with the uncanny ability to alter its shape — the irregularly-formed art object has been meticulously crafted from vibrant panes of semi-opaque glass, provided by local manufacturer tiroler glasmalerei.

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a strange and surreal sight subtly glows in the depth of the woods

 

 

 

at a distance, the asymmetrical entity is visible as a prismatic and otherworldly creature within its context. upon closer inspection, an intricate network of symbols and motifs can be seen inscribed into the glass sheets. meticulous ornamentation — from kandinsky-eque patterns to fish-like scales — are abstracted and painted within the colorful frames, lending the project a distinct sense of craftsmanship and character.

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the form of the sculpture is derived from the cell structure of an amoeba

 

 

 

‘the stained glass sculpture is primarily inspired by the idea of a giant floating fluorescent amoeba,’ medicus says. ‘by combining and abstracting visually significant characteristics also of other living forms, the art piece points to the fascination about life as a phenomenon that is difficult to grasp. since the sculpture shines, it arouses curiosity from great distance, only by getting closer to the piece its detailed painted patterns can be spotted.’

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the irregularly-formed art object has been meticulously crafted from vibrant panes of semi-opaque glass

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an intricate network of symbols and motifs can be seen inscribed into the glass sheets

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meticulous ornamentation is painted into the glass panels 

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kandinsky-eque patterns and fish-like scales are abstracted and painted within the colorful frames

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the details lend the project a distinct sense of craftsmanship and character

 

[h/t] booooooom

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