C H A N D E L I E R    " T H E   S T U F F   O F   S T A R S "
Permanent installation in public space, Charlotte, North Carolina, realized July 2006.
More poetic metaphor then prosaic object, the "Chandelier" eschews the condition of emitting light for a desire to embody colored luminescence; matter in a plasmatic state. Gasious and electrically charged, it is the stuff of stars. Amorphous color is given tangibility by arresting its fluid motion in a concomitant relationship to curving, formal structure.

Joseph Karoly
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Mixed media on mylar
Dimension: 132" height x 96" top diameter x 52" bottom diameter
Installation of the CHANDELIER
Original Rendering of the CHANDELIER
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