February 19, 2008

Fish Lamp

Frank Gehry
Fish Lamp

I liked this piece a lot just because it was really eccentric. At first I just thought it was a sculpture of a fish, the shapes that make up the base are visually appealing to me, and the flawless fish atop the pedestal drew me in; I couldn’t help but take a closer look. When I saw the glowing edges of some of the scales I thought it was some sort of optical illusion, but as I moved around the sculpture I realized that it had a light inside which had a reddish tint. One of my favorite things about the sculpture is way the light makes the scales seem to pop and the eyes glow. It was hard to choose from the amazing works at the Weisman but I don’t think I could have gone wrong.

This is a makeup for I Heart You.