Hundreds of interior LED lights radiate through their semi-opaque skin creating the illusion of emotional warmth and sentience. Living Objects sculptures have been shown in public parks and also featured on national television. Smaller ones, like "Freddy", sometimes appear in trees and various urban locations at night.
The Living Objects are a series of dream-inspired sculptures integrated into the everyday urban landscape. They take advantage of our innate cognitive and emotional reaction to the human form, weighing on their surroundings with their scale and energy. Although they are up to 21 ft from head to toe, they are constructed for ease of installation and transport, weighing about 120lbs.
1/2 Human Scale to 4X Human Scale (3 ft to 21 ft)
LED Light Strands, Wood, Chicken Wire and Plastic Wrap
Living Objects visited Ashville, North Carolina for Moogfest, a 3-day Halloween music festival celebrating the legacy of Bob Moog, inventor of the Moog Synthesizer. Sculptures will installed on the roofs and awnings of various private buildings, creating a cohesive atmosphere between the festival's various venues.
A centerpiece Living Objects installation was commissioned by Electric Zoo Music Festival for September 4th and 5th, 2010. Jason Krugman and Andrew Martinez constructed 10 human-size Freddy sculptures to install alongside the original 2 Big Boys. The LED strands used in the sculptures' construction allowed for the entire installation to be powered by battery. The installation was viewed by more than 60,000 people at the 2 day event. Musical acts included Chemical Brothers, Moby, Diplo and Armin Van Buuren.
Three large Living Objects were installed in April 2010 in the town center in Summit NJ in collaboration with the Mayor's Partnership for Summit Public Art. April - October 2010. Article in The Summit Patch
In the first large-scale public art installation in Brooklyn's McCarren Park, the artist was commissioned by the North Brooklyn Public Arts Coalition, in partnership with the Open Space Alliance. Lead sponsorship for this project was provided by Light Up Brooklyn. Special thanks to Andrew Martinez for his assistance fabricating the sculptures. December 2009 - February 2010