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Van Punctured with Swirls of Decorative Light Patterns


Artist Kim Adams turned this Dodge Ram van into a moving spectacle of lights! The Canadian sculptor is influenced by industrial design, architecture, and automotive design. Auto Lamp is an installation where Adams punctured the structure of the vehicle to form patterns of various sized holes swirling across all sides.

By removing pieces of the van, Adams actually creates something new yet intangible. Viewers almost forget about the presence of the van as light streams through the thousands of tiny holes that form the decorative patterns.

With Auto Lamp, Adams changes the expectations of a van's basic functions. Rather than simply lighting the way ahead with headlights, the van rotates 360 degrees to illuminate all of its surroundings. Adams says the project is, “a kind of lighthouse on land, or for this occasion, an oversized lamp for night owls.”








Kim Adams on Scotiabank Nuit Blanche
via [Dark Silence in Suburbia]

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