‘Wingardium leviosa’ – The Works of Cornelia Konrads
While researching for a new project recently, I came accross the amazing work of German artist Cornelia Konrads.
Her work, which focuses on gravity, suspension and the illusion of weightlessness, immediately grabbed my attention and had me transfixed. I don’t know about you, but if I didn’t become a designer I always wanted to go to Hogwart’s and become a wizard!
So naturally the magical quality of Konrads pieces appealed to me straight away. Some of you my be familiar with some of my favourite pieces as they date back a few years but they are still just as enchanting.
Konrad’s installations of floating snowball archways and twigs suspended in mid air in the center of a forest, to me illustrate the playful, magical and often mysterious element of art and design. It is not only about the installation itself but also about the whimsical and surreal experience of being there.
Are the bricks flying away? Float away? Or are they falling down in to position? The pieces may raise questions for some, but I love the mystery…