Luminous Waveforms is an illuminated seating arrangement made up two parametrically designed, sculpted wooden benches. The organic curves are inspired by nature and sound waves, sliced into a repeating rhythm.
The fluid elegance of the forms and gradual color shifts from the interior illumination transform the physical experience of the seating. The seating is both form and function.
The project was designed and implemented by Victoria Mara Heilweil & Phil Spitler in San Francisco.
Victoria Mara Heilweil is a nationally exhibited photographic artist, curator and educator. She received her Masters of Fine Arts from California College of the Arts in 1995. Her work has been included in exhibitions at the De Young Musuem, San Jose Institute for Contemporary Art, Intersection for the Arts, Southern Exposure, Root Division, California Academy of Sciences, Art Works Downtown, PHOTO Fine Art, Pro Arts and Rayko Photo Gallery in the Bay Area, wall space gallery and Robert V. Fullerton Art Museum in Southern California, University Art Gallery at California State Chico, Minneapolis Photo Center, Visual Arts Center in Portsmouth, VA and Washington Square Art Galleries in New York City. She has also created public and community based artworks in conjunction with the ZERO1 Biennial in San Jose, CA, Pro Arts Gallery in Oakland, CA and the Bayview Opera House in San Francisco, CA. In 2014, Victoria was awarded a grant from the Puffin Foundation.
Phil Spitler is a Creative Technologist, artist and fabricator. He has almost 20 years of experiences as a motion graphics and visual effects artist. Phil’s work combines both art and technology, using software and computer controlled tools to make both on screen and physical art. His work has been shown at the California Academy of Sciences, Zero1 Biennial, Luminary | Art Tech conference, The Autumn Lights Festival in Oakland and Burning Man.
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