Materials: glass beads, seed beads, monofilament, support structure, Dimensions: Variable. Fall 2011
Ritz-Carlton, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Pendulum is an abstraction of, well, a pendulum built specifically for the niche at the end of the bank of elevators that bring guests to the 103 floor main lobby of the Ritz Carlton, in Kowloon, Hong Kong. It was built with the understanding that on windy days the building would gently sway, as any well engineered building would. And as the building sways, the hanging glass beads would swing as well. This installation is a glittery allegory on the dichotomies of life: swinging gently between stability and risk, between love and hate, between dark and light. In addition, as an anchor, a single white bead. A reminder, in a sea of passion, of the purity that lies at the core of us all.