Art installations are something of a conundrum to me. Sometimes they make sense, other times they fall into the category I call designer masturbation. The same if often true of couture and some furniture design that isn’t about comfort and style.
In my opinion, the image at left of ights and umbrellas is amusing. It is an art pieces that I found in a post on Surprising Art Installations by DesignCrave. Oddly, the images and all of the art are uncredited.
What I like about these umbrellas in that while they can, and apparently do, exist as art for art’s sake, they could also create an interesting space for an outdoor café or a covering over an open-air passageway. On the same page there is a ball of umbrellas which I find less amusing and far less useful. Much like the installations made out of tape or paper. The water bottles in lieu of water in the fountain is funny.
I like couture, but I find some of the same masturbatory choices.
Not that any artist shouldn’t be able to work in any way they like in any medium they like. Just as I can and do choose what I like and what moves me. More questions here than answers today. If you have answers, please leave them in the comments.
–Kevin Lee Allen