Sunday, May 1, 2022

Expanded Present

 The Smithsonian's Arts & Industries Building is currently open for "Futures," an exhibit that shows pieces from the various museums and looks towards the future. Artist Soo Sunny Park has enveloped the entrance in a fantastical structure that twinkles and changes colors in the sunlight. Looking like a cross between a cloud and dramatically overgrown bushes, she created it from thousands of dichroic glass squares wired into a steel frame. How appropriate that this type of glass was developed by NASA. The iridescent glass changes colors depending on the sun’s angle and where you stand. It’s a magical sight, inviting visitors inside to explore what our futures might hold.