Water cascades down clear acrylic spoons arrayed on a 6 by 6 foot ‘wall’ behind the reception desk in Counting House, creating a reflective, multi-sensory experience for diners and visitors alike.
An American artist living and working in Northern California, Ned Kahn says his work is inspired by “atmospheric physics, geology, astronomy and fluid motion. I strive to create artworks that enable viewers to observe and interact with natural processes. I am less interested in creating an alternative reality than I am in capturing, through my art, the mysteriousness of the world around us.
My artworks frequently incorporate flowing water, fog, sand and light to create complex and continually changing systems. Many of these works can be seen as ‘observatories’ in that they frame and enhance our perception of natural phenomena. I am intrigued with the way patterns can emerge when things flow. These patterns are not static objects, they are patterns of behavior – recurring themes in nature.”
21c Museum Hotel Louisville
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