I’m in New York this week checking out the material library at Material Connexion (that’s a topic for another post) and was able to get some time to stop by the Guggenheim. You won’t see any awe inspiring architectural shots here, due to the fact that the building is undergoing massive renovations.
One of my favorite exhibits on display was the funky multi-colored light show floor shown above. I wish I had taken down the artist’s name and the title of the piece. If anyone ever reads this and knows what it is, feel free to leave it in the comments. This is a great example of the way we take common fixtures in our life for granted…until they are lit up in a brilliant smattering of colors. It’s only then that we stop what we are doing and look down to observe that little piece of our world. Some people stood staring and others danced with delight. People like myself sat their wondering how the controls worked and what type of light source and surface materials were used. Either way, it made us stop and celebrate the usually mundane. The floor.