Artist - Andrea Greenlees
Fabricated by Zone Creations
Burning Man 2015
A systematic meeting of the minds is how we would describe our collaboration with artist Andrea Greenless on this project. The integration of a talented artist and excellent craftsmanship has resulted in the obelisque and contortionist figures being meticulously laser-cut to ensure each pose displayed looked as lifelike as possible. The entire project was technically designed in a way that it could be manufactured to scale and shipped to Black Rock City desert in the United States for Burning Man Festival. We have covered all bases involving a project of this technical calibre by taking into account structural implications along with ease of construction and on-site testing conditions.
Burning Man 2016
Trasparenza is a transparent structure made of clear acrylic panels laser-cut with intricate detail and assembled without the use of screws and nails. From a distance a mysterious, shimmering and ethereal presence on the playa, up close the inner structure of Trasparenza and the mechanics of its assembly are laid bare. The frothy fretwork of the twelve turreted towers is inspired by the Duomo of Milan; the imagery of the lower panels is derived from the heraldic emblems of the master guilds of fifteenth century Florence, and the motifs on the inner panels represent Leonardo’s lifelong preoccupations including geometry, architecture, mechanics, hydrodynamics, aerodynamics, anatomy, drawing and painting. The sculpture at the centre of the installation - also entirely transparent - is named ‘Vitruvia’ and explores the concept of ‘Divina Proportione’, using the body of a woman rather than a man.