The story behind the light
The primary impulse was the image of chemical molecules that are all around us. "Glass bubbles resemble round shapes commonly found in nature, whether we talk about dew drops in the grass or the planets," says Maxim Velcovsky.
From sculptures to portraits
Velčovský has been creating sculptures and light installations from similar glass bubbles in the past. The same components were used for the Diver installation in South Korea’s Lotte World Tower, or the three-part sculpture in Prague’s Quadrio shopping center.
Over three thousand glass bubbles had to be made for the making of each portrait. They were then placed on the interior walls, and assembled into a seemingly random constellation of dots which, upon closer look, show a concrete image.