By former Sculpture Space former studio manager and artist alumnus Takashi Soga
Sculpture Space commissioned Takashi Soga to design and fabricate an exceptional limited edition to celebrate our 30th anniversary and to illuminate the 17th annual CHAIRity. Floating Light is the stunning result: elegant, simple and brilliant. No more than 30 were made. The edition was unveiled at the 30th anniversary gala. Handcrafted with tissue paper, hard steel and a light source, each lamp sculpture features a luminescent tilting column of light on a painted black base, set in slow motion by the slightest air current. Motion is a hallmark of Soga’s work, reflecting his keen interest in gravity as a material and its effects on space. Each is signed, numbered and stamped by the artist, and discretely displays Sculpture Space’s 30th anniversary logo. Takashi Soga grew up in Osaka, Japan, where he graduated from the Osaka University of Art in 1975. He has received numerous awards in the United States and Japan, including the Obe Outdoor Museum Prize, Constance Saltonstall Foundation Grant and a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. Soga moved to the United States in the late 1990s, and in 2000 was awarded a residency at Sculpture Space. He soon became Studio Manager, moving to Utica with his wife Keiko and their sons. His son Taiki Soga (BFA, Alfred) was hired as temporary studio assistant in 2006. In honor of his time at the studio, Sculpture Space is establishing a Takashi Soga Fellowship, to fund stipends for international artists, particularly those from Japan.
Material: tissue paper, hard steel, light source
Dimensions: 15″ H x 6″ W x 6″ D Bulb included.
Price:$200 each, plus tax