theenergyissue

theenergyissue:

Lucid Stead: the Architecture of Awareness

For his work “Lucid Stead,” artist Philip K. Smith III retrofitted a 70-year-old cabin in the high desert of California with alternating mirrored panels and Arduino-controlled LEDs. The cabin dematerializes into a reflection of the surrounding landscape, capturing the subtle changes in light and atmospheric conditions. In the evening, brightly-hued LEDs light the cabin from within, glowing from its seams and transforming the windows and doors into rich panes of color. By both dissolving and highlighting the distinction between the cabin and its surroundings, Smith asks the viewer to reflect on the broader relationship between architecture and environment—that is, between our manufactured landscapes and our natural ones.

odditiesoflife

odditiesoflife:

Amazing Transparent Cabin in the Desert

In the splendid beauty and serenity of the desert in Joshua Tree, California, artist Phillip K Smith III revealed his light based project, Lucid Stead. Composed of mirrors, LED lighting and custom-built electronic equipment, the cabin transforms depending on the time of day. 

In daylight, the 70-year-old cabin reflects and refracts the surrounding terrain like a mirage or a hallucination. As the sun sets behind the mountains, slowly shifting geometric color fields emerge and produce incredibly beautiful colors that pierce the night sky.

Smith states, “Lucid Stead is about tapping into the quiet and the pace of change of the desert. When you slow down and align yourself with the desert, the project begins to unfold before you. It reveals that it is about light and shadow, reflected light, projected light, and change.”

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vintagemarlene:

greggorysshocktheater:

brudesworld:
"My, I bet you monsters lead interesting lives. I said to my girlfriend just the other day - Gee, I’ll bet monsters are interesting, I said. The places you must go and the places you must see, my stars! And I’ll bet you meet a lot of interesting people, too. I’m always interested in meeting interesting people."


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vintagemarlene:

greggorysshocktheater:

brudesworld:

"My, I bet you monsters lead interesting lives. I said to my girlfriend just the other day - Gee, I’ll bet monsters are interesting, I said. The places you must go and the places you must see, my stars! And I’ll bet you meet a lot of interesting people, too. I’m always interested in meeting interesting people."

Gossamer and bugs bunny