The story behind the light
Nomads drawing into the sand
Since humanity learned to write, the whole world has become a canvas. While scholars used splayed bulrush, ink and papyrus, nomads in the desert got along just fine with a stick and sand. Since then, we have had the tool and the skill to express ourselves in the world or painting and penmanship.
The healing power of art
Looking at the giant piece of jewel as it draws images into the sand pool can help one calm down and, at least for a moment, focus on the beauty that’s being born at that very moment, before the picture is swept away and a new one starts to be drawn.
History meets modern technology
The technological sophistication of LASVIT’s team created an original, 16-metre-high installation. Three engines are connected to the pen-like structure from three different sides, moving with the whole installation and drawing figures into the sand beneath.
Painting with 300 shining crystals
The Art Therapy installation contains 300 crystal tubes making up the pendulum’s body. In this project, LASVIT uses drawing for the very first time. The computer-programmed feature draws images into the sand.
Keep calm and do art therapy
We believe beauty makes our lives better. Watching such an outstanding piece, one where an artwork creates another artwork by painting pictures in the sand, makes one think more about the bright side of life.