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14 May 2012
Arik Levy’s Rock Sculptures
The designer will be presenting a series of rock formations at the Hong Kong International Art Fair this month.
When Arik Levy is not busy designing products, furniture and lighting, he's off on more artistic pursuits.
RockTripleFusion in mirror-polished stainless steel
Levy has a particular preoccupation with sculptural rock formations. Some feature sharp protrusions, while others are precise stacked blocks or towering column-like structures set outdoors. Many have hard reflective surfaces, while with some the designer chooses to work with materials such as foam and nylon.
MicroRocks in mirror-polished copper
Here Levy explains the idea behind his RockGrowth sculptures and their evolution (an excerpt):
"RockGrowth represents the evolution of my project 'Absent Nature': an investigation of the genetic intimacy, biomimicry and patterns of nature alongside the social codes and rational understanding of our environment.
MicroRocks comes in a set of 3 micro-sculptures
When the Rock is planted or put in the ground the mineral transforms, adopts a vegetal DNA and germinates. It grows, erects and develops both over and under ground. Each and every one of its facets grows and develops at its own speed, direction and dimension, giving birth to a faceted tree trunk that later, when cut, becomes a faceted log. Simultaneously, both bulbs and roots produce branching points of growth where the developing facets will extend.
Each one of these outgrowths I refer to as RockGrowth: if you dismember and section the growing tree, by separating roots, bulbs and branches from the logs, the isolated element reveals its mineral nature and goes back to being a Rock. RockGrowth is an endless composition of unknown nature, a representation of a unique atom, an outer space formation, a conglomerate of kryptonite or a mineral flower blooming out of a new-born formula.
Arik Levy Studio
The Hong Kong International Art Fair 2012 will be held from 17 - 20 May at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.