25 feet diameter
“Starburst” is a peaceful and endearing inflatable sculpture whose story resembles that of a phoenix or a star. “Starburst” is an art piece with service in its core conception- a vibrant healing beacon acting as a powerful tool in the movement towards connectivity. The work is a figurative expression of all the daily emotions and the constant movement and flow of our feelings. We took the pure spirit archetype and gave this visual story through its color filled template and its extruded tentacles. The kinetic striping allows for these ideas to seem as though they are in constant flux, relating directly to everyday life; the ebb and flow of our existence. The chaos and busyness is portrayed as beautiful, in a way that everyone can relate to even in its reduced, simple form. The play with colors and ideas as a figuration is healing, allowing for a therapeutic interaction within the chaos.
“Starburst” was first commissioned by the Luminato Toronto Festival and later shown in Art Basel Miami Beach, The Hole Gallery, New York in 2011, and then again in Toronto at Arts Brookfield in 2013.