Cornelia Erdmann is an artist with an MA in Architecture as well an MFA in Public Art both from Bauhaus-University Weimar, Germany. Originally from Germany, Cornelia now lives and works in Hong Kong since 2006. In recent years she had works commissioned – mostly for hospitality, commercial spaces and offices, but as well as private homes – in Hong Kong, China, Singapore and the UK. Her largest winning commission is the light sculpture “The People” for the main lobby in the Legislative Council Complex in Hong Kong. And recently, she has placed her artworks in all guest rooms at the Peninsula Hotel Hong Kong.
Artwork concept – “Glory”
The sculpture is an asymmetrical faceted form that draws the attention on multiple levels, making its perceived shape, size and volume shift through movement of the admirer around the object.
It is made from stainless steel pierced with a hole pattern that allows the air to pass through. Inside the sculpture a lamp lights up and projects the hole pattern into the surrounding at night and becomes an oversize lampshade. The hole pattern can be discovered from different angles and distances unlit as well as illuminated. Looking closer, blurred shapes of someone bowing become visible within the pattern. The gesture of bowing can also be interpreted into the tilted three-dimensional form of the faceted, reminding us to respect and honour our spheres.
Stainless Steel sheet
480mm (L) X 480mm (W) X 1500mm (H)