Optical - Aldwych House
Used prescription spectacle lenses, stainless steel micro cable, LED bulbs
Optical - Aldwych House by Stuart Haygarth
Stuart Haygarth has been working on artworks which revolve around the collections of objects. The objects are normally collected in large quantities categorized and assembled in a way that transforms their meaning. His work is about giving banal and overlooked objects a new significance. The finished piece of work takes various forms such as chandeliers, installations, functional and sculptural objects.
This is the largest and most ambitious Optical chandelier Stuart has created. The artwork is made up of over 70,000 prescription spectacle lenses, hanging off 2800 individual strands. The lenses form a spherical shape which imitates a disco mirror ball but rather than the light being reflected the light is refracted through the many layers of lenses.