Amarant Design Collective

The work of Amarant asks people to become the final, finishing element in an installation: by stepping into the piece, the individual becomes the focal point. Stated another way, the installation is centered on you, the viewer, and is built around the relationship you choose to have with it. "Rain" invites viewers to become a part of the composition by walking around, under, and through the installation, or by stopping to sit on the white bench provided. "Rain" began as a conversation about the pleasure of being a child outdoors in a summer rain, and that even as an adult there is comfort in being out in the rain. This installation seeks to capture and share the sense of calm of a gentle rain.

Entry Details
  • Art form: Installation
  • Depth: 14'-0
  • Medium: Installation
  • Width: 14'-0
  • Year created: 2016
  • Height: 11'-0

About Amarant Design Collective

Amarant Design Collective is a Detroit-based installation collective that creates installations in found and repurposed spaces using basic design elements such as simple shapes, straight lines, deep colors, and layered textures to contrast and emphasize the richness of their chosen spaces. Amarant was co-founded in 2014 by Jeremy Barnett and Gina Smothers