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Illusory

Visual illusions are created when 2D graphics merge with 3D structures. Here, black and white 2D vinyl strips extend into 3D space via black and white wood structures. This creates a Moire effect. As the viewer perceives the sculpture and approaches it from different angles, patterns change. Lines intersect in different manners leaving the viewer wondering. What is creating these patterns? Why are they changing? The viewer is involved and puzzled. Installed at the art museum, the sculpture with its wood structure return merges with the existing curved ceiling. Ceiling and sculpture appear as one.

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Bubble Forest

"Bubble Forest" is a public sculpture made of acid resistant stainless steel. The material has the property of reflecting both natural and artificial light. During the night, it is illuminated with programmable RGB LED lamps. It was created as a reflection on the ability of plants to produce oxygen. The title forest consists of 18 steel stems/trunks ending with crowns in the form of spherical constructions representing a single air bubble. “Bubble Forest” refers to the terrestrial flora as well as to that known from the bottom of lakes, seas and oceans.

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Tape Art

In 2019, a visual party of lines, color chunks, and fluorescence sparked Taipei. It was the Tape That Art Exhibition organized by FunDesign.tv and Tape That Collective. A variety of projects with unusual ideas and techniques were presented in 8 tape art installations and exhibited over 40 tape paintings, together with videos of the artists’ work in the past. They also added brilliant sounds and light to make the event an immersive art milieu and materials they applied included cloth tapes, duct tapes, paper tapes, packaging tales, plastic tapes, and foils.

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Heaven Bloom

“Heaven Bloom” is located in the lobby of a building which was designed with concept of nature. The installation is composed of 144 mechanical metal flowers which were made of aluminium and stainless steel, different finishes were applied to metal in order to produce special textures and colors. The metal flowers will be in bloom out of the surface and become a dynamic piece collocated with the ambient sounds. Different patterns and movements allow flowers create a near-natural scenario indoors, building a simulation of a phenomena in nature.

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Alive

Design is created from the urge of wanting more natural interaction in the surrounded environment. 'Alive' is inspired by water - the foundation and source of all life. Once Marcele Kuliesiute crossed the biophilic design definition, she tried to apply the aspects of it to the design. It says that rhythm or movement, perceived in nature, creates a strong impression and a positive impact on the people. The designer created 'Alive' for public interiors, offices, and other public spaces, to provide the vitality of the environment and to remind of and nurture Mother Nature.

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Inorganic Mineral

Inspired by profound feelings towards nature and experience as an architect, Lee Chi focuses on the creation of unique botanical art installations. By reflecting upon the nature of art and researching creative techniques, Lee transforms life events into formalized artworks. The theme of this series of works is to investigate the nature of materials and how materials can be reconstructed by the aesthetic system and new perspective. Lee also believes that the redefinition and reconstruction of plants and other artificial materials may make natural landscape have an emotional impact on people.

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