Friday, 18 September 2009

Bright Shadow.

Where did that week go!

Well, I thought I'd give you a little peep at something Jay has been working on with his collaborative art group Projector Collective.

In a nutshell, it's a project that is looking at, or reflecting, ideas about urban renewal and regeneration, and they were given a row of disused inner city houses in Dublin, the shutters of which they then covered in 23 carat gold, and had the front gardens filled with sunflowers!

And in their own words: The gold leaf will outlast the sunflowers and in essence refers to a more permanent level of transformation. This too is still open to decay, although over a longer period of time.

For more info on this project and the other wildly varying ones they've done, have a look here.

I just love coming across something like this unexpectedly!


Lisa Conmara said...

Its gorgeous! Still though whats the chances of it staying there for long! LOL!

Can't believe you have had time to blog.

Yes I am still up.


Amanda said...

Wow! The gold, sunflowers and fog make for an intoxicating image. Lovely.

Elaine Prunty said...

brilliant! ( in lustre and thought ) this must be somewhere near where i live, i'm off to find it...

Andrew Judge said...

Lovely, thought provoking idea. Well done to the lads.

Emma said...

It looks truly wonderful. Imagine stumbling onto that unexpectedly. Fascinating.