365 days in the water reverse? A lucky rainbow comfort guide from the artist

Those ambiguous disobedience in life seems to always stick to our lives, always immaturely expecting a small miracle to come, holding a heart that is still about to rest, praying that "the evil spirits will quit "The hope that the rainbow will come unexpectedly."


When I saw the rainbow, I felt the emotion of being looked down on, the shackles and fantasies of the unknown world, and the symbol of luck and dreams brought by myself, forming a feeling of being loved and difficult to forget. Artists are always better at capturing the gleaming glory feathers in their lives, and trying to keep it by our side. They try to inject the magical power of the rainbow into our delicate life and give us more. More likely to use the five senses to perceive the rainbow to give a beautiful definition of life.



Gabriel Dawe|Weaving the "Dingdal effect" with colored threads


"The whole process of weaving is very Zen-like, like the meditation of the mind." - Gabriel Dawe


Gabriel Dawe, a boy born in Mexico, was educated from an early age to be unable to touch activities such as "needlework, weaving" because in traditional ways, these are women's "work", and men's hands are not used for dancing. Needle-pinning. And he has always been fascinated by the process of emerald embroidery: "The whole process is very attractive, like a dance, it is hard to forget."



Gabriel Dawe's work Plexus No.35.

When Gabriel studied graphic design at the University of Texas at Dallas, he began to study the relationship between fashion and architecture. Childhood interest in woven goods also returned to his mind – why can't the “line” become part of the building? Based on the mother's fascination with the sky and the glamorous process of emerald embroidery, Gabriel had an idea: "Can I weave an indoor rainbow?"



Gabriel incorporates the worship of the sky and clouds into every piece of work. He is good at restoring the spectrum, creating a translucent rainbow with lines and leaving it with us. These "rainets" are made of ordinary embroidery threads, which are like a quietly embroidered piece of air by repeatedly interweaving the threads from the floor to the ceiling.


1 Leave the morning sun here | Plexus No.19, 2016


Can old buildings no longer be given new life and vitality? Obviously Gabriel doesn't think so. Sunlight always represents life and hope. Just as we walk in the woods, a beam of sunlight between the branches of the branches always brings a gentle feeling. He wants to leave this sunshine in the ancient village of Olmo. In the building. In the past, Gabriel placed nails on the ceiling and floor of the building to create a rainbow with fixed colored lines. However, in the historic building of Villa Olmo, Gabriel is no longer “deliberately destroyed”, so when sprouting this idea, He himself is not fully grasped.



He tried to get the line between the railings. I didn't expect the rainbow of the window to be like the "Tyndall effect".


2 Little blessings on the road | Plexus C18, 2016



Seeing a rainbow in a tired journey will be brighter than what you see in your daily life. This rainbow, woven into a huge airplane shape at San Antonio Airport, has a dreamy color. The anxiety that was delayed and the anxiety that caught the plane seemed to be gently resolved under this ribbon.




"The beauty of this work is that it will be seen by thousands of visitors, and I hope that Plexus C18 will bring happiness to their journey," Gabriel explained. Lines of more than 19 colors are interlaced here, and if these lines are connected end to end, the length can even reach 140 km. This long rainbow bears witness to the bitterness of the airport, a wonderful place full of joys and sorrows.


3 Freeze an indoor rainbow | Plexus A1, 2015



Gabriel believes that architecture has the ability to provide shelter for the body. When we hide from a torrential rain and hide under the roof, the sense of security is what Gabriel thinks is the "indoor rainbow." On the first floor of the Renwick Gallery in Smithsonian, Washington, there was such a frozen indoor rainbow.




In a clean and simple white space, it is like an elegant note after a storm, a colorful imprint reflected by daylight. This translucent rainbow is made up of more than 60 miles of embroidery threads, creating a seemingly complex illusion in 15 shades to create a serene feeling.



Olafur Eliasson|After every step, you can activate a rainbow
Moved to Olafur Eliasson to the Greenland ice cubes in the heart of Paris.

"We are inevitably caught in this world, and every step of our way will affect it." - Olafur Eliasson


People feel the natural temperature in the ice of Greenland.

The artist Olafur Eliasson is good at reflecting on the happiness behind what we are pursuing – our connection to the world. He seeks inspiration from science, but does not translate scientific theories directly into works of art, but through the little events that happen around us—perhaps a breath, a walk, a little less, to explore us. The impact on the world.


A huge waterfall made by Olafur Eliasson in front of the Palace of Versailles.

He once moved the Greenland ice cubes to the center of Paris and moved the huge waterfall to the front of the Palace of Versailles. Olafur Eliasson's solo exhibition at the Palace of Versailles), let the audience think about the climate change, the relationship between us and nature. Olafur, who is good at finding such a subtle connection, is even more ingenious in his performance of the rainbow. He has more to let us create a rainbow with its own behavior.


1 Add filters to the world|Your Rainbow Panorama, 2011


When the filter is no longer just on Instagram, it can make you feel 360 degrees. Does it sound fantastic? The rainbow painting of "Your Rainbow Panorama" suspended over Denmark makes the dream come true. This 150-meter-long, 3-meter-wide round glass walkway is located at the ARos Aarhus Museum of Art in Denmark. It is enveloped in rainbow-graded glass and people can stroll through the panoramic walkway and enjoy the views of the city and the bay.




It turns the visitor's body into a color resonator, and when you are surrounded by a rainbow, your eyes produce an afterimage that complements the color of the surrounding glazing. For example, when you look at the city through red glass, your eyes will form a green afterimage. If you keep pace at a fast pace, the colors will be vibrant. But if you stop in a color area, the surrounding tones will instantly become pale. All in all, the color intensity depends on your speed.




2 crystal ball with color magic|Rainbow Bridge, 2017


When I was a child, I was always fascinated by the color of the glass marbles, and it was also attracted by the color changes caused by the different angles. Olafur Eliasson studied this fascinating color law, supporting the twelve glass spheres with black steel frames. These seemingly transparent glass spheres all have their own colors as the audience walks along the rows of colorful glass balls. Their appearance will also change.




Each glass ball has a viewing angle that can see the transparent surface and the black surface. The viewer can see the smooth change between transparency, color and black as the action changes.


3 Rainbow hidden in the water |Rainbow Assembly, 2016


Have you ever thought that you can see a rainbow in a dark room? This real rainbow was exhibited at the Shanghai Dragon Art Museum in 2016. But in fact, as early as 1993, it used the name "Beauty" as the graduation work of Olafur Eliasson.



As the water falls through the punctured hose, thousands of tiny water droplets gradually disappear, creating a mist. The beam projected by the spotlight passes through the fine curtain, forming a beautiful and illusory rainbow in the dark room. This rainbow will also be looming as people look at it. Olafur hopes that everyone can use their bodies to control the angle of view, thus manipulating the artificial ethereal phenomenon and talking to it.




Emmanuelle Moureaux|Use color to perceive the world
Emmanuelle's 100 Colors No.4 project.

"I hope young people can put down their smartphones and look at the world around them." - Emmanuelle Moureaux


Emmanuelle Moureaux was born in France. In 1995, she was about to graduate from the Department of Architecture at the University of Bordeaux, France. She chose to study the direction of a multidisciplinary building in Tokyo. In the era when there was no Internet, she decided to go to Japan to have a look. When she got out of the car, she saw the billboards and neon lights on the streets of Ikebukuro pile up to form a colorful three-dimensional space. Emmanuelle, surrounded by layers of color, brewed a bold plan in the two hours of Ikebukuro – she will live here in the future. Two months later, she moved to Tokyo and set up an architectural design office for more than 20 years.


Emmanuelle's exterior wall designed for the Roppongi Kindergarten in Japan.

Emmanuelle said that in the past architectural design, color is usually considered a tiny element, like the final design of the design, can you use color as a structural element? So she began to try to use the "final design" - those small color papers, "one brick and one tile" to build a magnificent and huge device.



1 If time has color|Color of Time, 2017



At the opening of the Toyama Prefectural Art Museum in August 2017, Emmanuelle was invited to design a space where viewers can talk to materials with the theme of “Conversation of Art and Design and Materials”. Emmanuelle chose “paper”, a ubiquitous but highly expressive material, and built a colorful space-time tunnel in the museum.




Strolling through the tunnel made of 100-color digital paper, the audience can experience the changing of the sky. From the white belly of Toyama at sunrise, gradually gradual to the vibrant glow of the morning glow, until the blue sky at night, everything seems to have calmed down.


2 stories starting with 100 colors | 100 colors no.1,2013


What color is your mood today? At the Shinjuku Creators Festa in 2013, Emmanuelle teamed up with Zhuwei Paper to create a color experience space at the Mitsui Building in Shinjuku. Emmanuelle hangs 100 colors of paper on the ceiling, people sit under the colored canopy, and the color hierarchy and spatial relationship are different depending on the seat.




There is also a row of corresponding color cards on the wall. In the interactive session of the scene, when the venue staff asks "What color is your mood today?", people can also go to the wall to mark their "Mood" today. . And this is the initial work of her "100 colors" series. Since then, "100 colors" has become her own practice for each year, including the "Rotating Colors" for the NSK Centennial (2016), the colored weaving on the Kabukicho Square (2016), and the following Space in Ginza and so on.




3 looking for lost yourself | Space in Ginza, 2016


The proposition of "100 colors" has been going on. In "Space in Ginza", Emmanuelle uses a similar expression to the first piece we mentioned, except that she used small pieces of human figures this time. Metaphor on the earth we are small.




This is Emmanuelle's design of a device consisting of densely colored pieces of paper. The female silhouettes of 100 color strides are repeated in the same way as in the shackles, symbolizing the crowds that are constantly flowing on the streets of Tokyo. It’s always easy to get lost in the crowded streets, standing in the bustling crowd, have you lost yourself? A large number of papers with two girls and a cat silhouette are hidden inside, and we need to find it ourselves (maybe let us look for the lost one?).



When a drop of water falls from the sky, if it is favored by the sun, it can produce a rainbow. The principle of rainbow production is very simple, but it is precious because of the small probability. It is a small miracle left in the mortal world. Therefore, it is always synonymous with goodness - the comfort of the soul, the moment of touching... If you also let you depict the rainbow in your mind, what would it look like?


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