Baby Angel (2015)Machined HiMacs, Custom LED Display, Custom Electronics, Battery, Wireless Charger, Magnets
On Display Stand: 95W x 108H x 49D mm
Artwork Alone: 95W x 95H x 13D mm
Edition of 25 + 2AP + 2P
Exclusively available through Priveekollektie Contemporary Art | Design
Following directly from Dominic’s earlier work ‘Ice Angel’, ‘Baby Angel’ acts as a small Memento Mori by offering a visual digital recording of the interaction of the viewerʼs body with the large scale piece.
Updating the tradition of commissioning a portrait, ‘Baby Angel’ depicts the owner’s interaction with the large scale ‘Ice Angel’ artwork which created unique wings for each participant. ‘Baby Angel’ is made from a beautifully smooth solid material with a tactile lustre, and is devoid of any detail beyond the pure white light that glows through the surface creating the animated depiction of the recording.
Instead of being an untouchable objet d’art it becomes a personal portraiture at a scale made to be viewed close to the body. It is a study of how we preserve experience in an increasingly temporary, and intangible world particularly in respect to the impact art can have on the individual.