ARTIST, CREATIVE DIRECTOR
299 Park Avenue, New York City
Bloom, a custom interactive art installation designed for Fisher Brothers’ 299 Park Avenue Building’s newly renovated entrance. Living Canvas is the predominant feature of the lobby’s interior: the 60-foot-long LED wall (9,000 pixels wide by 1,000 pixels tall) displays a series of artworks that respond to and reflect the heartbeat of the city. These cinematic art pieces evolve over the course of the day and the seasons - it is a digital painting, shaped by its environment.
Three infrared cameras track the density of the visitors in the lobby along with individual movements which generate subtle, responsive changes to the canvas at all times. Viewers will never see the same canvas twice.
Bloom, was designed in a gaming engine to be rendered in real-time- A harmonic orchestration of color hues, movement patterns and flowers blooming, that rotate in a delicate suspension of bundles and particles. It is calming yet intrinsic in its behavior. A delicate combination of art and technology.
Being able to bring interactive art into a public space is more needed than ever. Restoring belief in and feelings of connection in a world where connection has been missed, brings yet another, very personal dimension to this work.