“Lotus” is the name given by ideale concepts to their 2nd solar powered LED glowing kinetic installation.
The sculptural ensemble is composed of 9 pieces that - spread out onto a blue surface - mimic a poetic group of nympheas. Six midnight green leaves (positioned at various heights & inclinations from the ground) with varying diameters - ranging from 40 to 60 cm - cover a large area of the “pond”. Purity, perfection and beauty: the delicate & powerful flower has been a very influential & important (almost sacred) symbol in cultures across the world from ancient times until today. Mostly created with acrylic panels and rods & LED lights.
4 LRG LEAF 60 CM DIAM
2 SMALL LEAF 40 CM DIAM
Positioned at various heights (between 30 to 40cm from ground) with variable inclinations.
2 OPEN 37 CM DIAM (17 cm from the ground
At a max of 72 cm at the tallest filament
1 CLOSED 20 cm diameter with the tallest rod at 60cm
The mini photovoltaic panels - that need to power the ensemble - applied onto special bamboo leaves... are to be found on a bush of Bamboo appositely created to back up the installation.
August / September 2010
“Lotus” - was initially displayed at the Vancouver residence of the Belkin family in occasion of an evening with His Holiness Phakchok Rinpoche, who was in Canada for his 5Th Annual International Teaching Tour: “Compassion In Action” Integrating Buddhism & Social Development.