Eliasson has created a plethora of artworks over the years, notably one of my favourites Contact. However he has created a piece of public Art entitled Your Star which strikes as my main source of inspiration.
A helium balloon encased in aluminium hovers into the Stockholm’s Winter, night sky; shining a bright LED which was charged using solar panels from the previous Summer.
The idea of a single beacon of light (resembling a star) symbolises hope and achievement, celebrating a year of new knowledge.
“Your Star is equally about the everyday inspiration and dreams that we should all nourish“
I am fascinated in the idea of a light source as a positive yet unknown symbol. Key is the interaction with the audience, how we as humans envision light as a magnetic force. How can this relate to what I am creating?
A couple of notes for thought follows:
- Pure light of anonymity
- The ‘image’ of single light capturing imagination
- Focal point