In the Shadow of a Man by Child Studio
Updated: Jan 7, 2020
The studio’s debut collection consists of sculptural lighting objects that play with the illusion of movement, exploring the perception of reality and fantasy. A series of glowing glass spheres appear to be sliding and rolling down the slanted geometric plinths, captured at a point of subtle balance, as if frozen in time. The precarious shapes were designed to create an assuming movement and optical illusion, building a sense of anticipation and suspense. When viewed from different angles, the object's shapes appear to change creating beyond-real three-dimensional effects.
The collection’s title 'In the Shadow of a Man' refers to a quote attributed to the Italian surrealist painter Giorgio De Chirico: 'There is much more mystery in the shadow of a man walking on a sunny day, than in all religions in the world.'