We're organizing a trip to the Pacific West Coast next year and in the planning I happened upon the work of sculptor Khan Lee.
This piece entitled Red, Green and Blue is currently on exhibit at the Vancouver Art Gallery. It's on display in the museum's public art space and features a field of transparent folded cones. As colored lights shine on the objects, an animated grasslike image is projected onto the exterior of the museum.
Another piece Khan Lee has created the tackles the relationship between light, and manufactured nature is his piece Hearts and Arrows. This video piece consists of the artist carving a block of ice into a diamond while on the coast at sunrise. The sun begins to emerge at the same time as the diamond.
I like how his work is both beautiful and conceptual. How such simple materials and arrangements can make a huge statement and raise questions about our relationship to the environment. I hope to have a chance to see this work this year. While they translate well from the documentation I'm certain they have a huge impact when experienced in person.