Actual mountain ranges might take people's breath away, but the art installation titled Networktopia by Kim Harty, an artist located in St. Louis, Missouri, does so in a different way. A mini mountainous sculpture, the installation is what some might imagine the mythical Mount Olympus would look like in the heavens, a proper home for the gods.
Networktopia by Kim Harty was created out of layer after layer of hot glass strands. A two-day process using a strategy aptly labeled 'action painting,' Harty created this striking and artistic topography in the Chrysler Museum Hot Shop, where is continues to remain on display. Like delicately spun cobwebs, it "is a contemplation on opposites and embodies the dichotomies of hard and soft, strong and delicate, organic and rigid," according to the artist.
Networktopia by Kim Harty is Made Out of Hot Strands of Glass
1. Sculptural Installations - Creating large-scale sculptures using innovative materials and techniques can disrupt the art world.
2. Action Painting - Applying action painting techniques to sculptural forms opens up new creative possibilities and challenges traditional notions of art-making.
3. Opposing Dichotomies - Exploring and representing opposing concepts in art installations can provoke thought and spark conversations about the human experience.
1. Fine Arts - Artists and curators can embrace sculptural installations as a disruptive innovation to enhance visitor experiences and challenge artistic conventions.
2. Glassmaking - Glass artists and manufacturers can explore action painting techniques in the creation of glass sculptures for unique and captivating art pieces.
3. Museum and Gallery - Museums and galleries can feature installations that explore opposing dichotomies to engage audiences in thought-provoking experiences and drive visitor attendance.