The Bubble

01Bubble

The Bubble, 2013

Site specific sculpture in my living room.
With this piece I took the idea of merging and losing control one step further. In the renovation of my house, I imagined if the house itself would start growing uncontrollably. Almost like an unwelcome growth on our body, the walls would just start bulging out and take over the space. If you relax, you can see that with this shift, a new space can open up.

Materials: Metal studs, wood, concrete, structolite, compound, foam. 11.5 x 3.5 x 11ft.

02IMG_2053

The Bubble, side view, 2013

03Inside

The Bubble, inside, 2013

04Screen

The Bubble, inside with screen visible, 2013

05Screen-on

The Bubble, watching a movie, 2013

06-Bubble

The Bubble, Using all the spaces, 2013

07Fire

The Bubble, lighting the fire, 2013

08Middle-Floor

The Bubble, visitors love climbing in it, 2013

09-2nd-Floor

The Bubble, 2nd Floor, 2013

The sculpture grows through the floor all the way to the 2nd floor.

10Night

The Bubble, 2nd Floor, 2013

11Isabelle

The Bubble, inside in the upper chamber, 2013
Isabelle!

12James

The Bubble, upper chamber, 2013
Sleeping James

13Daniel-und-Catriona

The Bubble, 2013
Daniel and Catriona!

15Before

This is how the place looked before!

17Ripped-Out

Then we need to rip out the fancy fireplace.

Fire-place-drawing

Here are some drawings.

18Chimney

Then I called a fire place guy to make the fire place.

19Platforms

The basic layout.

20Team

Hong and I are a good team. The only things we can say to each other is “garbage” or “good job”. That’s all we need:)

21First-Structure

Layout of the main shape with studs.

22Structure-all

Then filling in.

23Inside-mesh

Inside I cover everything with a mesh to hold the plaster.

24Light

It’s magical the way it is!

27Structolite

Lots of structolite and concrete.

28Clarina

Inside is hard, but fun!

29Elephant

Wow, I made an elephant. I must be crazy!!