Thursday, April 05, 2007

Art Attack

It's my turn to set the dare again! I can't believe how quickly this has come around since last time. The design team as always came up trumps and produced some amazing cards, check them all out on the Daring Card Makers Blog.

So to create a card based on a work of art... The first time I saw a piece by this artist was in the Millenium Dome. Yes it cost a lot of money but I loved it there and spent a good 30 minutes calmly sitting in a bubble of light created by James Turrell that gradually changed through the whole spectrum. It was amazing, you really couldn't tell it had changed til it had arrived at a new colour. I can't find any photos of what it was like and it would be one of those things impossible to capture in a photo anyway. Since then James Turrell has been an Artistic Hero in my life. He has made so many amazing spaces I could rabbit on about it for days, but just have a flick through here instead if you're interested! This was the piece I based my card on...
James Turrell Deer Shelter at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

I do like to set muself a challenge picking an installation artist who works with huge spaces to inspire a card, but here's what I came up with.


Its a card that uses light and 3D space, in the same vein as James Turrell did, but on a much smaller scale. All the card is white and all the colour is painted with light. I originally intended to have it self lit with electro-luminescent-fibres, a material I played around with a lot at Art College, but my samples had perished so I had to have a rethink. The colour comes from acetates, like the ones used on nightclub lights, as the light shines from above. And it really does open like a proper card too incase you were wondering! I can't wait to see what you come up with, but remember you dont have to make life difficult and pick an installation artist, lol!

23 comments:

Gillian Hamilton said...

I am 'speachless'.....
ok, maybe just one or two words Rhi... this is such a brilliant concept you've used, love this guys work, and how you have used the inspiration you have gained from him is SUBLIME!
Well done...{see I wasn't speachless for long, was I..LOL!}
Thanks for this AWESOME dare too Rhi.. I for one loved it!

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

A brilliantly clever piece of work Rhi - you talented lady you.

Jo said...

Your card is amazing Rhi, such a wonderful little piece of art. The colours look fantastic, it is just so clever :) Thank you for a brilliant fun dare :)

jo xx

Brenda and David Scowcroft said...

How the heck can I possible compete. This is a different level altogether.

Brenda

Rainowgirl said...

Rhi - I'm speechless like Gillian. Such an imaginative idea. How can we compete with that? But then it isn't about competition is it, so I'll have a go.

Di

Dollydimps said...

Rhi, your card is absolutely breathtaking-it really shows you for what you are-a true designer.
Absolutely brilliant xx

Sarah said...

Fab!Fab! Fab! words escape me! Just brilliant Rhi!!!!

Chris said...

Wow what an imagination Rhi... and a fabulous interpretation !!

Kimberly White said...

Okay --- you are amazing! Kim

Lythan said...

Oh. My.
That is quite something.

My birthday is at the end of June BTW... :)

manicstamper said...

Just awesome Rhi.......I can't stop looking at it.

Make way for the old lady Lythan........mines next week....lol!!!

Sheila
xx

Gypsy Purple said...

Wishing you and your family a happy and blessed Easter

Angelnorth said...

This is fabulous Rhi - bet it looks even more incredible IRL, doesn't it?

Paula said...

Awesome card, Rhi & really clever dare!!!!

Tracey said...

WOW Rhi, thats amazing, you are sooooooooooooooo clever. Hoping to have a go at this weeks challenge, just waiting forinspiration to strike.

Love tracey

Tracey said...

Crikey Rhi - superb, fantastic, wow etc., etc. What a piece of art!

Frog said...

Vry nice Rhi i like how you have made it 3D.

Andrea xx

mamaluke said...

What a fantastic take on that piece of art.. yup you chose a hard one! But the result is fantastic... another mini work of art. Lvoe the way you used the acetate to colour it.

Bex said...

Rhi

This is VERY Clever and I love it.
A mini piece of art - stunning,

Love Bex

Maisymary's Findings said...

wow truly a work of art ! so sculptural !


smiles, Pearl

Flower said...

Wow. I must have spent forever just taking it in. This is truly art and brilliant at that!

Kathy said...

Amazing Rhi. Your card is a materpiece.

This was a great dare - thanks for letting us play with it!

Mary-Beth said...

Brilliant!!!!! I'm totally blown away.

Thanks so for visiting my blog.