Grasslands cover a huge amount of the surface of our planet, some 30 percent worldwide. They are inextricably tied with the human story. As children we play in tall grass. Our memories of this time are ones of safety, playfulness and protection. The sensations of being enclosed in tall grass throw us back to our youth; it is at once a space to play but also a space to hide. As adults we yearn to return to a place of safety and for the playfulness of youth.
“Enveloped in a Field of Grass” is the latest installation from Luvère Studio. As the viewer passes through the installation they will experience the simulation of a field of tall grass made up of a mass of semi transparent acrylic rods illuminated by multiple LED light sources. The intention is to invite the viewer to walk into the field and brush past the rods. As the participant passes through the field the intensity of light increases to visually simulate the recalled emotions related to cocooning, feeling safe, being nurtured and being protected
Luvère Studio is an Art and Design concept collective who intertwine nature and technology to produce emotive creations that enhance our relationship with the natural world. They are drawn to concepts emanating from our current changing world, the effects of urbanization, the impact of our ecological footprint and people’s increasing demand for a more sustainable, healthier way of living. The studio’s intention is to create connections with nature and spark a dialogue involving that relationship, how we can move forward merging the natural with the technological. Applying a new approach to each work, their creations bring sculpture into installation, resulting in an alluring experience. Founded by Joel Esposito and Oliver Welton, Luvère Studio is based in Toronto, Canada. Winners of the Wanted Design, Launch Pad for Lighting in Manhattan, NYC in 2017.