Beauty in the Everyday: Chain-Link Fence Turned Art

Beauty in the Everyday: Chain-Link Fence Turned Art

Nancy Mitchell
May 2, 2012

One of the wonderful things about art is that it can help us see the world in a different light. That's why I love this installation at The DeCordova Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts. Created by artist Soo Sunny Park and composer Spencer Toppel, it manages to take something mundane, and even ugly — chain link fencing — and turn it into something beautiful.

The color in the piece comes from thousands of iridescent plexiglass squares inserted into the chainlink. Throughout the day, shifting light in the space paints a rainbow-colored mosaic on the walls. To add an additional dimension to the experience, Spencer Topel's accompanying music plays in the space, varying in tone and intensity based on the movement of the viewer and the number of people present.

Artist Soo Sunny Park is known for creating mind-bending installations from everyday materials. You can see more of her work here.

Read more about the installation, called 'Capturing Resonance', at Gwarlingo.

Want to pay a visit? Check out the website of the DeCordova Museum here.

Via: Chloe Douglas on Pinterest

(Images: 1-3. Peter Harris for the DeCordova Museum, via Gwarlingo, 4. Michelle Aldredge)

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