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Emitting a Warm Glow: Ai Weiwei's "Cube Light" Sculpture


Photo of large golden cube with lights

 

A gorgeous golden glow is emitted from this sculptural work from Ai Weiwei. I love the colour and quality of the light passing through the beaded curtain effect. Even the reflection on the floor is stunning! Ai Weiwei is a famous contemporary artist who is well know for his politically dynamic artwork and activism. You can learn more about this intriguing artist in the documentary "Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry". 

 

I really enjoy this Ai Weiwei quote about creativity from Harvard Business Review: 

 

"Creativity is part of human nature. It can only be untaught. Kids are put through a strong social-educational process that makes it impossible to develop unique thinking. The competition is like a tunnel from which there is no escape. That makes society simple and maybe even effective, but it’s not human." - Ai Weiwei


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Artist in residence Rebecca Chaperon

Rebecca Chaperon is our Artist-in-Residence

With a compulsion to create unique visual stories, her paintings often follow the thread of a heroine's misadventures through a surreal landscape.

She's had the pleasure of teaching at Langara College and given community workshops on painting techniques with an emphasis on watercolour, oil and acrylic. She is a board member at the Grunt gallery.

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Website: thechaperon.ca

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