Sunday, March 23, 2008
Plasma sculpture excites creativity!
Over the last 6 months we have had the opportunity to have some fantastic San Francisco bay area plasma artists show at FLOAT Gallery. TheFloatCenter.com
Michael Pargett enjoys the paradox between the high energy that creates the illumination, and the slow, sensual movement of the gas mixtures that can be achieved to present a visual experience that is as compelling as it is hard to describe. His expressions are at times humorous and at others inspired by a desire to honor the basic elements of the gasses themselves. During the filling portion of the creative process, he attempts to allow the gases themselves to express how they would like to manifest within the glass. “They feel as though they have something to say, if I only knew how to listen consistently” - Michael Pargett