We Are The Breeze (Electric Trees)

Title of ArtworkWe Are The Breeze (Electric Trees)
Year of Origin2006
Artist
Dimensions
    325 x 545 cm
Material/Technique
    Brass, metal (lacquered), fluorescent lamp
Collaboration/Shared Production/Researchn/a
Owner
    Daimler Art Collection
Medium/Type of Artwork
Light Source
Light-Optical Factors
Perception

In 2002 Martin Boyce came across a black-and-white photograph of concrete sculptures made by Joël and Jan Martel (Paris, 1925) modeled after trees. The graphically analyzed structure of the trees became for Boyce a foundational module for the invention of a reduced alphabet of constructive forms and signs. All elements of Boyce’ oeuvre­­─the hanging treelike light sculptures, furniture, poster, birds houses, lamps or telephone booths─are based on this ‘iconic image’ of nature transformed into abstraction. The wall sculpture We Are the Breeze (Concrete Leaves), 2006, gives an easy handed written image of speech to the title in brackets: The abstract letters Concrete Leaves rise, fall and waver in direction of reading from the left to the right across the wall, seemingly punctuated by formalized lamp shades.

https://art.daimler.com/artwork/we-are-the-breeze-concrete-leaves-martin-boyce-2006/ (02.11.2020)

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