Developed as part of the Sharjah Festival of Islamic Arts, Study in Pattern is the latest work designed and produced by artist duo Wade Kavanaugh and Stephen B. Nguyen.
It is an installation built with hundreds of wooden strips that simulate the shape of a tree trunk twisting on itself. Study in Pattern, just like a real tree, starts from the floor and rises up to the ceiling of the building, allowing visitors to cross it, pass under it and be completely enveloped in it.
In addition, the light that penetrates between the strips creates a dreamlike atmosphere that is almost suspended in time.
The final result of the work that leaves one speechless is the dialogue between the installation and the environment that hosts it, between wood and marble, between nature and architecture.
This is not the first time Wade Kavanaugh and Stephen B. Nguyen use this material for their work – although initially they prefer paper – and the version presented to Shariah appears to be a reduced version of the installation that will soon be presented in Seattle.
Discover Study in Pattern in our gallery and discover more installations by Wade Kavanaugh and Stephen B. Nguyen on their website.
PH: Obaid Albudoor / Wade Kavanaugh and Stephen B. Nguyen