paris-based artist, vincent leroy, has taken his characteristic use of levitating orbs to bryce canyon in the USA. this conceptual project, titled ‘bubbles in canyon’ imagines a mass of transparent spheres suspended in rotation between the cliffs. the installation hopes to offer viewers the opportunity to contemplate nature through an optical effect.
the mobile proposal levitates between the cliffs of bryce canyon
all images © vincent leroy
as each bubble captures the color and the shapes of the cliff, the installation highlights the richness of this extraordinary place. on the surface of the bubbles, the deep orange color of the rock shimmers and reflects in the light. the work is also full of juxtaposition, as the rough, craggy landscape contrasts with the smoothness of the bubbles.
the reflections of light are fascinating to watch
vincent leroy has conceived this artwork as a subtle mix of poetry and low technology that aims to detach us from the real world. it’s a reflection on our relationship with the speed, and the distance with reality, that’s so essential in today’s world. the mobile consists of a clever bubble assembly suspended by cables from a turntable: a perfectly proportioned and balanced whole.
the effects are infinite
video sound © jerome echenoz / adorable studio
the bubbles highlight the rocky appearance of the site
an improbable mixture between two universes so far apart
the installation as seen through one of the holes in the rock
nature seems to become dreamlike
light reflections are captured in the bubbles
the concept appears like a levitation suspended in the air
the engine rotation is very smooth and slow
the installation among the immensity of the place
project name: bubbles in canyon
design: vincent leroy
edited by: lynne myers | designboom