D Y N A M I C
B A L A N C E

 

 

Balance can be seen in various situations and spaces, especially in the contexts of differences and discords. However, it does not endure much longer due to the limits of external or internal factors. Sometimes, various individual balances may constitute a circle of balance. If any balance cannot be maintained, a new one will appear and take the place of the original.

 

In this project, I would like to explore a temporary and dynamic system of balance in the temperatures within tree vertical glass jars. Objects in these jars maintain their own balance during the duration of the experiment. One piece of chocolate, placed on the top jar, becomes a brief witness during the entire process. An ice cube and a lit candle are separately arranged in the middle and bottom jars.

 

Although these three objects change their forms constantly depending on individual endurance and speed, they still maintain a balance before engaging in a new form/balance. The chocolate can remain solid and resist the heat from the candle by consuming the cold of the ice cubes. When the ice cubes completely melt or the lit candle is put out, the mechanism of balance will be interrupted. An exhausted candle, a jar of water and melted chocolate will become the next static balance.

 

 

Year: 2016 

Theme: Design as Catalyst | Inspired by Alexander Calder 

Medium: Glass Jar, Candle Chocolate, Ice Cube

Dimensions: 90 x 90 x 500 mm

Process & Form

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