Paris-based artist Vincent Leroy has imagined a set of bubbles hanging in rotation between the cliffs of Bryce Canyon in the USA. The conceptual installation, titled ‘Bubbles in Canyon’, hopes to offer viewers the opportunity to contemplate nature through an optical effect.
Each bubble captures the color and the shapes of the cliff, highlighting the richness of this extraordinary place. On the surface of the bubbles, the bold colors of the rocky surrounding shimmers and reflects in the light.
The effect is singular and surprising, full of contrast between the rock and the smooth surface of the spheres. This improbable association challenges the curiosity of the visitor of the place: it is totally unexpected. Like sliced loops, repetition becomes multiple and infinite. Focusing on detail becomes captivating.
The artist has conceived this artwork as a subtle mix of poetry and low technology that aims to detach us from the real world. It’s a reflection on our relationship with the speed, and the distance with reality, that’s so essential in today’s world. The mobile consists of a clever bubble assembly suspended by cables from a turntable: a perfectly proportioned and balanced whole.