The installations I make come from the complicity of the human mind. I use wood, metal, string, colored cord and colored lights to create large “string sculptures”.
I take most of my inspiration from meditation, charkas and repeated objects. Meditation inspires me to create a work someone can be consumed by.
I do this by allowing the viewers mind to escape the physical place and enter a state of autohypnosis while viewing artworks. This autohypnosis or trance we feel when viewing an artwork for hours on end is what I believe makes an artwork successful. Chakras in my work are represented by colored cords or in the shape of my sculptures. These shapes correspond with the specific chakra I want to highlight. Lastly, repeated objects or repeated lines help to surround the viewer and over take them by the shear number of objects. Often this large number of objects tricks the mind and allows one to be immersed by the artwork.
The Chakrahedron is a 12' tall by 8' wide octahedron shaped light installation. The Sculpture has LED's around all outward facing grooves. The top half of the Chakrahedron as high strength parachute cords in the 7 colors of the Chakras. These cords will be arranged in a pattern moving up the top half of the sculpture. The cords are overlapping and creating an ever changing color spectrum, as the viewer moves around the sculpture. In the bottom half of the sculpture there is a 3x3 pyramid that has project mapping on all four sides. The visuals change every night starting off with nature sense ramping up throughout the weekend ending with a 12 video kaleidoscopic effect that melts into itself on each face of the pyramid.
Meditation Cube was made for Summer Meltdown Festival 2015. (http://summermeltdownfest.com/). Big thanks to Garrett Briones for all the help with installing this work.
Concept 2 is a collaboration art work with Zach Thompson. The main structure is made out of ceramic and has over a thousand pieces.
Events and Stage design
These works are collaborated projects by Ryan Hargis and Zach Thompson. To contract us please email email@example.com
Recap video: https://vimeo.com/206157864
Lighting for Dimond Saints at Nectar Lounge
Soundscape is music and arts production put on by Somnium. We partner with local musicians, artist and venders to bring a environment for all to share there skills. For move information or to get involved please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bass Bees & Frequencies
BBF was a benefit show for the BEES! This event was put on by the Sacred Bee Tribe (https://www.facebook.com/Sacredbeetribe333/). We supplied visual mapping on the huge honey comb wall made for this event. Video of the event: https://vimeo.com/185276245
Willdabeast show at The Wild Buffalo. We created the stage design and projected visuals for this event. https://www.facebook.com/willdabeastofficial/
Summer Meltdown 2016
Somnium was hired on by Sensebellum to help set up the late night stage as well as run lighting throughout the weekend. (http://www.sensebellum.com/) at Summer Meltdown Festival 2016. Video of Summer Meltdown Festival: https://vimeo.com/182176115
Light by Sensebellum, event produced by Somnium.
Lighting by Sensebellum, event produced by Somnium.
The Sun and Moon Dial
The Sun and Moon Dial is created to revolve around both a day and night experience. During the day this sculpture will be a shrine which can be approached and viewed. Pyramidal stands below the main sculpture will have artifacts for people to interact with as well as a journal to leave thoughts and comments. The sun and moon dial will be made out of wood , crystals, plants, and real skulls. At night we will have projectors mapped to certain sections of the sculptures to bring it alive and animated. The stands below will be lit with LED's and correspond to the elements and illuminate the displayed objects. Viewers will also have access to control the visual content projected on the sculpture via an Ipad/midi controller at certain hours of the night.
Video of what will be projected on the sculpture: https://vimeo.com/223494555
These images were made with a toy Holga camera. They are all shot on medium format film and printed in a dark room.