vincent leroy's 'bubble canyon' concept floats between the cliffs of bryce canyon

vincent leroy's 'bubble canyon' concept floats between the cliffs of bryce canyon

paris-based artist, vincent leroy, has taken his characteristic use of levitating orbs to bryce canyon in the USA. this conceptual project, titled ‘bubbles in canyon’ imagines a mass of transparent spheres suspended in rotation between the cliffs. the installation hopes to offer viewers the opportunity to contemplate nature through an optical effect.

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the mobile proposal levitates between the cliffs of bryce canyon

all images © vincent leroy

 

 

as each bubble captures the color and the shapes of the cliff, the installation highlights the richness of this extraordinary place. on the surface of the bubbles, the deep orange color of the rock shimmers and reflects in the light. the work is also full of juxtaposition, as the rough, craggy landscape contrasts with the smoothness of the bubbles. 

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the reflections of light are fascinating to watch

 

 

vincent leroy has conceived this artwork as a subtle mix of poetry and low technology that aims to detach us from the real world. it’s a reflection on our relationship with the speed, and the distance with reality, that’s so essential in today’s world. the mobile consists of a clever bubble assembly suspended by cables from a turntable: a perfectly proportioned and balanced whole.

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the effects are infinite

 

video sound © jerome echenoz / adorable studio

vincent leroy's 'bubble canyon' concept floats between the cliffs designboom

the bubbles highlight the rocky appearance of the site

vincent leroy's 'bubble canyon' concept floats between the cliffs designboom

an improbable mixture between two universes so far apart

vincent leroy's 'bubble canyon' concept floats between the cliffs designboom

the installation as seen through one of the holes in the rock

vincent leroy's 'bubble canyon' concept floats between the cliffs designboom

nature seems to become dreamlike

vincent leroy's 'bubble canyon' concept floats between the cliffs designboom

light reflections are captured in the bubbles

vincent leroy's 'bubble canyon' concept floats between the cliffs designboom

the concept appears like a levitation suspended in the air

vincent leroy's 'bubble canyon' concept floats between the cliffs designboom

the engine rotation is very smooth and slow

vincent leroy's 'bubble canyon' concept floats between the cliffs designboom

the installation among the immensity of the place

 

 

project info:

 

project name: bubbles in canyon

status: concept:

design: vincent leroy

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: lynne myers | designboom

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