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Dazzling "Sparkling Bubbles" Installation Features 800 Acrylic Spheres

There are 800 acrylic spheres that make up artist Emmanuelle Moureaux's installation entitled Sparkling Bubbles. The colorful orbs are suspended from the ceiling at varying heights, but all funnel towards the clear drinking glass that rests on a pedestal in the middle of it all. It's a dazzling sight as you look upwards and see 34 different hues gradually shift to white as they approach the cup, creating a feeling that you might've happened upon something that's frozen in time.

Sparkling Bubbles was created in created in 2013 as a collaboration with Coca-Cola. It celebrated the revival of the heritage glass by Thomas Meyerhoffer, which happens to be the cup that's featured on the pedestal. According to Moureaux, the installation is meant to evoke the sensation of tasting the iconic beverage, and each sphere encloses tiny air bubbles which are reminiscent of the fizzing that you see when you pour yourself a Coke.

Emmanuelle Moureaux website
via [Devid Sketchbook and designboom]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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