• Lucid Stead Installation by Phillip K. Smith III
  • Posted 15 months ago by Jack Lowe · Art & Design · 14623 Views
  • Californian artist Phillip K. Smith III has completed an eye-deceiving light installation in the middle of the California High Desert, near the small town of Joshua Tree. Entitled "Lucid Stead", the piece adapts a pre-existing 70-year-old abandoned shack in a way which makes segments seem entirely transparent, deceiving us into thinking the roof is floating on thin air. At night, the shed transforms again, with its windows and doors becoming solid blocks of colour and the thin cracks in the walls emitting multi-coloured LED light. "This project is about tapping into the desert," says Smith. "To the pace of change and responding to the quiet of the place. Ultimately in the quiet, the project begins to unfold. It's really about four ideas - light and shadow, reflected light, projected light, and change."

    www.lucidstead.com

    • Looks amazing. I don't really get the concept though.
    • Chris Posted 15 months ago · 90
    • "Looks amazing." I think you got the concept.
    • .... Posted 15 months ago · 99 Reply
    • Beauty!
    • James Posted 15 months ago · 86 Reply
    • Surely this is only interrupting the peaceful experience of being in the desert rather than welcoming or enhancing it? I like some of the ideas but the overall concept seems a bit lost..
    • Kerry Posted 15 months ago · 99
    • wut?
    • .... Posted 15 months ago · 85 Reply
    • Beautiful message and breathtaking installation
    • Marina Posted 15 months ago · 83 Reply
    • I'm in awe. What a beautiful installation! Is it possible to visit the site? I found the Palm Desert gallery link, but I would love to see the work in person. I'm an artist in the SoCal area...if anyone has any info, please let me know.
    • Rebecca Posted 14 months ago · 86 Reply