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Illuminated Thoughts

Audrius Plioplys's avatar Audrius Plioplys

These columns are free-standing, independent structures, paralleling our own human existence. The images consist of neuronal profiles, intertwined with my own MRI brain scans, EEG's, and transformations of my own art work. It is from these extensive, overlapping neuronal networks that our consciousness, being, and independence emerge. Each piece consists of 3 layers of polycarbonate, back-light by a LED color-changing lights. The 3 layers correspond to our own 3 levels of awareness: consciousness, sub-consciousness and unconsciousness. Each piece emits ever changing colors of light, just as we emit varying rays of connection to others. As the colors change, the images change dramatically. In this installation, 7 columns, all of similar structure, but of different appearance, correspond to seven individuals in an interacting societal whole. On many levels, these works address the origins of identity, and what it is that allows us to experience and learn from the world around us.

Entry Details
  • Art form: Installation
  • Depth: variable installation
  • Medium: mixed with LED color changing lights
  • Width: variable installation
  • Year created: 2014
  • Height: 65 inches