Sunday, December 8, 2013

Lucid Stead - The House that Phillip K Smith III Built

Barbie loves a great project! Especially when its innovation pushes the boundaries of normal to the envelope instead of relying heavily on what has already been seen and done. There's no better place to see change and challenge put to use than in your dream house! Check out this lovely contemporary piece of architecture art by Phillip K Smith III. 

Lucid Stead - The House that Phillip K Smith III Built

 "Lucid Stead is about tapping into the quiet and the pace of change of the desert.  When you slow down and align yourself with the desert, the project begins to unfold before you.  It reveals that it is about light and shadow, reflected light, projected light, and change." - Phillip K Smith III

Located in Joshua Tree, California, Lucid Stead is a light based art project by artist Phillip K Smith III.  

"Composed of mirror, LED lighting, custom built electronic equipment and Arduino programming amalgamated with a preexisting structure, this architectural intervention, at first, seems alien in context to the bleak landscape.  Upon further viewing, Lucid Stead imposes a delirious, almost spiritual experience.  Like the enveloping vista that changes hue as time passes, Lucid Stead transforms.  In daylight the 70 year old homesteader shack, that serves as the armature of the piece, reflects and refracts the surrounding terrain like a mirage or an hallucination. As the sun tucks behind the mountains, slowly shifting, geometric color fields emerge until they hover in the desolate darkness. This transformation also adapts personal perception, realigning one’s sensory priorities. A heightened awareness of solitude and the measured pace of the environment is realized." (via/Royale Projects)

Would you live in this light based art project? 

Barbie might!

Kisses, m. 

No comments:

Post a Comment